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Topics: Barack Obama, Irish

Monday, 17 November 2008

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Shameless Flattery Irish politician.

Irish Prime Ministerial hopeful Dr Shameless Flattery has adopted or rather 'adapted' the Obama campaign slogan in his run up to the Irish General Election.


Speaking to assembled journalists at the start of his election campaign Mr O'Flattery said that he liked the Obama slogan so much that he personally telephoned the senator to ask his permission to use it.

"Our party stands for realistic policies rather than vague platitudes" said O'Flattery.

"We don't beleive in conning people into thinking that the promised land has arrived if we get elected and that all our problems will be solved like magic".

So our campaign will be built on a realistic slogan.

Mr O'Flattery then recited some of the campaign promises:

    Can we lower taxes? 'NO WE CAN'T!'

    "Can we make an end to global poverty?" 'NO WE CAN'T'

    "Can we lower the price of Guinness?" 'NO WE CAN'T'

    "Can we reduce unemployment?" 'NO WE CANT'

    "Can we provide low-cost health care to all people?" 'NO WE CAN'T'

    "Can we get a great soccer team in Ireland?" 'NO WE CAN'T'

    "Can we......

At this point for some reason the microphone lost power leaving Mr O'Flattery waving his arms in the air mouthing away his slogans with nobody being able to hear.

The journalists promptly packed up and went to the nearest pub.

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