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And the angel opened the seventh seal

Joe the Plumber has signed with a PR firm and may record a country music album.

How many of your 15 minutes does that make, Joe?

— Meg Boyle...

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A humble Obama

God love him!

Humbleness becomes you, Sen. Obama. I've been properly reminded of my responsibility to maintain my focus in the last days of this momentous presidential race.

— LaShawnda Jones...

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Obama speaks to the country — on seven stations

Obama sign, Confederate flag, same lawn

Turning positives into negatives

Wednesday Trail Mix

Fact: No shortage of Obama shirts in Union Square

Obama on primetime

Barack Obama's 30-minute primetime appearance Wednesday is expected to air on seven television channels and delay broadcast of the World Series by several minutes. We know he has the Benjis to afford such a presence, but what will he be saying?

Send Politirazzi your ideas.

Here's what SNL suggests:

And John McCain's "pre-rebuttal...

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Open your eyes on Obama, people!

By Amara Birman

I, like many of my Republican compatriots, have all but given up on John McCain’s prospects of winning next Tuesday’s election. Pendulums swing, it’s the Democrats’ turn, yada yada, but this Barack Obama guy is a fraud and he is getting a free pass from the media and I am so tired of it being my responsibility to tell the truth.

But someone has to...

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Obama wants you to play hooky

Is it odd that the Obama campaign is asking supporters to blow off work and school on Nov. 4 to get out the vote? (For the record, I'll be working all day ... as I'm a political editor.) Both Barack Obama and John McCain want more bodies calling up potential voters and knocking on the doors of potential voters. It is quite a historical election, so one day off won't hurt ...


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