Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tale of Two Presidential Candidates?

Salon reports:

As he opened his remarks Friday at a World AIDS Day summit at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, Republican Sen. Sam Brownback said he was feeling a little more "comfortable" than he did the last time he shared a stage with Barack Obama. "We were both addressing the NAACP," Brownback explained. "They were very polite to me … [but] I think they kind of wondered, 'Who's this guy from Kansas?' And then Barack Obama follows, and they're going, 'OK, now we've got Elvis.'"

Figuring their joint appearance at an Orange County evangelical church finally put the shoe on the other foot, Brownback turned to Obama and said, "Welcome to my house." The audience of evangelicals howled with laughter. But when Obama had the chance to speak a few minutes later, he returned to what Brownback had said: "There is one thing I've got to say, Sam: This is my house, too. This is God's house."

Jesus (if you can pardon the mild name-in-veining). How out of it is Brownback? His comparison to show how Obama goes over better in front of an African-American crowd is Elvis? Guess he wrote his comments while listening to his Pat Boone records.

Oh, nice dig, Obama. Please run.


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