Wednesday, August 27, 2008

McCain Aide Mocks Obama: 'Is This From the Onion?'

If Barack Obama is so sensitive about being typecast as an empty-headed celebrity, why does he continue to keep teeing it up for the McCain campaign.

He's just making it too easy.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' National Football League team plays.

Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington's Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president.

He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor.
Hello ball:
When Sen. Barack Obama moves the Democratic National Convention from the Pepsi Center to Invesco Field on Thursday, the freshman senator is planning to speak from a columned stage resembling an ancient Greek temple.

"Is this from the Onion?" quipped a McCain adviser.

The reference to the satirical newspaper came after Reuters reported that Obama is planning an elaborate rock concert set-up complete with post-speech fireworks.

The national anthem will even have a touch of celebrity: Jennifer Hudson, the Oscar-winning actress and former American Idol castoff, will perform the honors at the onset of the evening.

Starting with a July ad which included footage of Paris Hilton and Brittney Spears, the McCain campaign has been airing a series of television ads which paint Obama as a celebrity lacking in substance.
They've been so quick to spoof The Messiah, I can already envision a spot goofing on this as soon as the fireworks go off Thursday night.

Ace is speechless.

Instapundit links. Thanks!

Update: Behold the Temple of Obama (H/T Hot Air).

Update: Good one from Larry in the comments:
Let me be the first:

It's the O-cropolis!

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