Little remembered children's cartoon character Captain Caveman is now the official mascot for Sarah Palin's campaign, replacing the Moose from Northern Exposure, which she shot last week.
Caveman, now without his gang of Teen Angels, now fully grown with families and concerns of their own, cut a sad and forlorn figure as Palin introduced him to the baying Media pack that had assembled for the news.
It is believed that Captain Caveman is of a similar age to John McCain, and that the two have much to discuss on the campaign bus as it travels from state to state.
Captain Caveman said: 'Ugh, ugh' and walked away, swinging his club at anyone who got in his way. Following this lead, Barrack Obama has chosen Pebbles and Bam Bam from family documentary The Flintstones to work as his official mascots.