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Spectackletacular!

By Meg

Hands down, the biggest spectacle in this election so far has been the Rev. Wright scandal. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Because I’ve exorcised that demon already, though, I’d like to share my favorite bit of ridiculousness thus far: The candidates speak out … on American Idol! What better way to connect with that extremely important demographic of tweens who cannot vote?

If I were judging these appearances Paula Abdul-style, I would anoint McCain the winner for his excellent imitation of that thing called humor. Who else could so successfully pander to the kiddies by combining the charm of that uncle who makes you pull his finger every Thanksgiving with the stiffness and menace of Dr. Evil? He’s hip. He’s with it. Tucka-tucka, tucka-tucka…

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