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Barack Madonna


The presidential race can now be summarized like this: Barack Obama is the teenaged rocker jamming to some tune in his apartment and John McCain is the old man who lives below him pounding his cane against the ceiling screaming ‘Turn that damned music down.’

One would think the McCain campaign would be trying everything it could to keep the focus off of the world-wide positive reception that Obama has received, but nope, they decided to release a campaign ad comparing Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

The idea was to say that even though Obama can have two hundred thousand people cheering for him and waving American flags in Germany, he is not ready to lead. On the other hand, McCain would lead us across borders that are non-existent, countries that are no longer countries or to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Obama’s response was to challenge him to a duel citing possible linage to Wild Bill Hickock and saying he has a ‘quick draw.’ Rap artist and celebrity Ludacris had this to say:

You never should’ve doubted him
With a slot in the president’s iPod Obama shattered ’em
Said I handled his biz and I’m one of his favorite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I’m ever in the slammer
Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president
Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant

Unfortunately his response has only made things worse. Most Americans are not falling for the attack ad. The common thought is until Obama is seen around the campaign trail with a Chihuahua, has a night-vision sex-tape released, runs over a photographer’s foot and is caught without underwear, he is not in the same category as those two.

Response from the two celebrities featured in the ad came pretty quickly after its release. A rep for Miss Hilton said, “Miss Hilton was not asked, nor did she give permission for the use of her likeness in the ad and has no further comment.” The dirt is that her billionaire daddy and renown McCain contributor was pissed about the ad. We would have brought you a response from Miss Hilton herself, but she was too busy trying to sell us something.

As for the Spears people, their response pretty much conveyed how most of us felt. Their statement was, “Why would we want to get Britney Spears involved in presidential politics?” I agree that would be like asking a bunch of random people with no talent to audition on television to become America’s next pop icon. I mean, who would want that? K-Fed had a comment on the subject as well, but honestly, we just did not care what he had to say.

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J.A. Laraque

J.A. Laraque is a freelance writer and novelist. His passion for writing mixed with a comedic style and intelligent commentary has brought him success in his various endeavors. Whatever the subject, J.A. has an opinion on it and will present it in writing with an insight and flair that is both refreshing and informative.

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