Memphis, TN - In a tear-filled admission during a town hall meeting in Memphis yesterday, Republican presidential candidate John McCain confessed that he was the father of the popular television icon the Pillsbury Doughboy.
"I made a mistake many years ago, and it's time I set the record straight. PD, as I call him, is my son from an affair with a young baker, who's name I will not divulge. I supported the two financially until PD established himself in the advertising industry, and he and I have maintained close ties over the intervening years."
McCain's confession was sparked by his refusal to eat a crescent roll given to him by a supporter. "He cradled the roll gently in his hands and started to sob," said Janice Freeburg, who baked the rolls in honor of McCain's visit. "I thought I'd done something wrong until Mr. McCain began whispering to it."
Apparently, the memories welled up in McCain, making it impossible for him to ignore the subject any longer. "I'm not proud of my behavior, but I am very proud of my son. Despite coming from a single-parent home, and being a small white glob of dough, he overcame these obstacles to achieve success in his field."
Asked whether this revelation will hurt McCain in his bid for the presidency, a spokesperson for the candidate responded. "Not at all. Everybody loves PD. In fact, we are scheduling some joint appearances in the near future. And no, Mr. McCain will not poke his son in the belly."
The Obama camp offered no comment on the news, however reporters covering the Democrats campaign were treated to a biscuits and gravy breakfast courtesy of the candidate.