To counter criticism that his Public appearances are "too wooden, contrived and unconvincing," sources close to Barack Obama report he is to present a more relaxed public image.
Pictured right, leaving his Malabu home yesterday, Obama told the waiting reporters:
"This is the real me. The REAL Barack Obama. I just cannot keep up the charade any longer.
"I am not the stiff calculating dude which has been portrayed during the election. I'm not some Democrat puppet, no.
"Well people, this is it. Yeah, time to show.
"Time the people saw the real Barack. Yeah.
"Come on McCain, who's the Daddy?"
It is hoped the new-look Obama can bring a much needed lift to US politics. And perhaps a few pie fights.