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Wednesday, 17 January 2007

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Uncle Sam is calling Barack

It happened when he found out that Babel, Borat, Betty, Blunt, and Baldwin were winners at the Golden Globes.

"The B's have it," Obama shouted enthusiastically, jumping up and down on his living room couch in a manner that would make Tom Cruise proud. When he finally calmed down, he told his wife, "I'm SO glad my name is Barack." The Senator from Illinois made up his mind then and there that he would be establishing a presidential exploratory committee.

Obama has discussed with friends the issue of his name. He's told them that his first name is definitely a keeper. Not only does it begin with the lucky letter 'B,' but it also means "blessed by God" in Swahili. But he considers his last name a bit of a liability, telling friends that "Obama" sounds much too much like "Osama." He'd like to change it and has asked for advice about some possible prospects for a name change. So far, he's rejected the following names: Clinton (too common), Sharpton (memorable, but divisive), Spears (too wild, although it would appeal to the younger generation), Hilton (too ritzy), and Lincoln (somewhat dated).

He'll decide about the name change by Feb. 10, when he will formally announce his final decision about whether he will run for president. A Spoof spy reports that, as of now, Obama is planning to name himself 'McNaught,' after the newly discovered comet presently holding court in the universe.

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