Detroit/AP - Still cringing from the whuppin' put on his quest for President by Sarah Palin, Barack Obama announced today he was putting some "Hip Hop" back into his campaign by bringing on board his "Election Soul Train", former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick known as the "Hip Hop" Mayor.
Kilpatrick stepped aside as Mayor of the crippled city after a year of turbulence and scandal, accepting a 4 month jail sentence for two felonies, a million dollar fine, and the promise he wouldn't run for elected office for five years.
Obama noted the sentence would be completed by the time he ascended to the Presidency in January, and Kilpatrik's position would be appointed and not elected. In addition even though Kilpatrik had to give up his law license, he would still be advising him on legal issues regarding gun control, licensing of strip clubs in Washington, D.C., and the granting of citiizenship for his half brother living in a 6x9 shack on a dollar a month, somewhere in Africa.
Meanwhile Charlie Rangle, D, NY, and Rev. Al Sharpton welcomed the appointment with high fives. Rangle is currently trying to explain his income ommission on rental income from a Caribbean hideaway by saying his wife handles all finances, including telling him how to vote on US budget matters.
The Reverend Al is scurrying to make up over $1million in taxes owed to the Fed, and the state of New York on his "non profit" community action organizations. Both high profile activists said they welcomed any advice the former Democratic Mayor of Detroit could offer them after his years of successfully fooling the citizens of The Motor City.
In New York Irish Pubs were dispensing free beer after hearing the news.
"It's about time we Irish got some respect" one reveler yelled while watching CNN during the announcement..."Obama/Kilpatrick, that's MY ticket!"