Barack Obama is fighting for his political career after a picture of him dressed as a KKK Imperial Wizard appeared on an internet site. It has sparked heated exchanged between himself and rat-faced fellow Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The picture, sent to a white supremacist site by an unknown shows a smiling Obama robed in the traditional dress of a Klu Klux Klan leader sipping mint julep while lighting a burning cross with a torch, has proven to be political dynamite. It was made during a visit to Kentucky in 2006.
Mrs Clinton has made no secret of her disgust at the picture.
"This proves that Barack Obama has nothing to say to black America" said the popeyed Democrat candidate.
But Obama has hit back by saying: "She can go and fuck herself. I was just hanging with my homies."
His staff have dismissed Clinton's allegations as "a dirty smear" and "fear-mongering of the worst kind".
A spokesman for the KKK who wishes to remain anonymous added his support unexpectedly to Obama.
"What's wrong with traditional dress? Mrs Clinton herself has worn traditional clothing in countries she's visited."
This alludes to a recent visit of the Clintons to Austria, where Hillary posed in a nazi uniform on Hitler's birthday apparently saluting the fuhrer, which she later explained was "a tribute to the Sound of Music".