30 July 2008

The Best Unsolicited Political Ad of the Year So Far

Straight talk from Ludacris, bane of Bill O'Reilly and now probably of everyone else in public life. Of course, he's been instantly denounced by Senator Obama's campaign, and of course I don't automatically second the rapper's endorsement of the candidate. But do you know what? It's just too entertaining to suppress. There's something of the old-school campaign spirit here, hailing back to the 19th century when people weren't afraid of calling candidates corrupt or degenerate or senile or stupid or, in the case of Andrew Jackson, a murderer. The "paint the White House black" bit is something that'll probably backlash upon poor Obama a bit, but otherwise, enjoy this artifact of 2008 in the humorous spirit in which it was offered.

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