Showbiz legends the Black and White Minstrels are to stand for the post of American President.
A spokesman for the dance troupe, Tom Uncle, said: 'For too long now American politics has refused to mention basic things like race and skin color, and has refused to make skin pigmentation the central issue that it is. Lots of white people with black makeup should make people see how important it is.'
And from Chicago, the Reverend Michael Pfleger said: 'De Camptown ladies sing this song, doodah, doodah ....'
However, Senator Barack Obama said: 'Race and racism is simply not important, which is why me and every other Democrat keeps mentioning it. I'm African, and you never hear Africans talk about race, only Americans.'
Speaking from his office in Alabama, John McCain said: 'Who cares? Republicans are too busy rigging elections and wasting taxes on weapons to care about people's skin.'
Agreeing with him, Arnold Schwarzenegger added: 'Of course we don't care about race - as long as you're white. White America will last for a thousand years!'
But the final word on the Minstrels came from George W. Bush: 'If they Ministers want to be black, then black is the new black and tans. I won't stand for reterming, ah sure likes them old tunes they doesn't did.'
Al Jolson was unavailable for comment.