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Wednesday, 06 August 2008 12:02

Yes, both the Obama and McCain campaign camps are hurling at each other salvos, oops, humorous tidbits, if not accusations grounded on wit and hilarity. The latest gag is about the suggestion made by Sen. Barack Obama in a town-hall meeting in Berea, Ohio, on July 30, 2008, for motorists to help solve the energy problems of the United States by inflating their car tires properly. The McCain camp made fun of Mr. Obama’s suggestion and distributed to the members of the press tire gauges emblazoned with “Obama’s Energy Plan.” However, our columnist Jesse Jose remarked that Mr. Obama’s critics have been using for several months now the “Obama tire gauge (OTG)” to measure the inflated air in Mr. Obama’s speeches, if not his arrogance and/or ego.

 

Is there truth to the rumor that pretty soon Senator Obama’s campaign will use several hot-air-powered balloons to dramatize his quest for the presidency? But will the OTG issue deflate now Senator Obama’s wheel of fortune (or misfortune)? Will the air (of elitism) now come out of Mr. Barack’s hot-air blimp?

 

Filipino-American Poet-pundit Fred Burce Bunao says also that Mr. Obama definitely has Filipino roots because some of his critics call him by the same colloquial, if not racially-offensive, term “Flip.” Yes, critics have labeled Mr. Obama as a “flip-flopper.” Why, even Mr. Jose noted the flip-flopping antics of Senator Obama when he wrote in his A Cup O' Kapeng Barako column this very-witty piece, Barack Obama: the Joker, the Flip-flopper and the Liar In other words, is Senator Obama a “balimbing” in the fullest Filipino meaning of it?

 

Editor’s Note: To read Part I of this series, please click on this hyperlink:

The Barack-Bashing and McCain-Mashing Exercises of Wit and Humor in the 2008 Presidential Campaign

 

Even Paris Hilton got into the act. She responded to a Republican lampoon of a campaign ad that compared Senator Obama to celebrities Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. The mainstream press said that Ms. Hilton described Senator McCain as “that wrinkly, white-haired guy who used me in his campaign ad.” Then she posted a video on the comedy website, “Funny or Die,” in which she called Senator McCain as “the oldest celebrity in the world, like super-old, old enough to remember when dancing was a sin and beer was served in a bucket.”

 

The McCain camp’s spokesman Tucker Bounds responded to Ms. Hilton’s video by not calling it out-of-bounds (pun intended). He tucked it (pun also intended) and deflected Ms. Hilton’s dig to Mr. Obama and said, “Paris Hilton might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she obviously has a better energy plan.”




Paris Hilton posted a video on “Funny or Die,” in which she called Senator McCain as “the oldest celebrity in the world, like super-old, old enough to remember when dancing was a sin and beer was served in a bucket.”Well, Ms. Paris’s surname will always be involved in this “Presidential Election 2008,” for after all Mr. McCain spent many years in the “Hanoi Hilton.” On the other hand, Senator Obama has spent also many years at many Hilton Hotels, attending parties with fellow celebrities, including supposedly with Ms. “Hanoi Jane” Fonda.

 

Perhaps, this 2008 presidential contest will be unique in the sense that poet-pundits, wags and humorists like Messrs. Bunao, Jose, Seyer, et al, will have their fill of witticism, humor, if not satire. After all, they have more-than 90 days yet to make fun of their favorite candidates.

 

(To be continued . . .)



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