New Internationalist

A 2008 US Election Hijinks

Issue 417

True tales of a mixed-up world

As the US elections are almost upon us, our team is watching intently to find out who is going to be the next source of Seriously column fodder for the next four years. In the meantime, there is a rich vein of pre-election posturing and gaffes and general scariness that we can, and shall, shamelessly mine.

Palin is on a mission from God

‘Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending soldiers out on a task that is from God.’

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EgwoWVNoic

McCain offers his wife to topless beauty contest

‘I told her [that] with a little luck, she could be the only woman to serve as both the First Lady and Miss Buffalo Chip.’

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOkPFtPHpy4

Obama sees dead people

‘On this Memorial Day, as our nation honours its unbroken line of fallen heroes – and I see many of them in the audience here today – our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.’

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh6Gx1KrvTw

Biden puts foot in it

‘I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.’

http://tinyurl.com/3qc4eu

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