Jewish Journal

Obama, McCain and Jewish American princesses

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 2, 2008 | 6:43 pm

Both Barack Obama and John McCain have been obsessive in pursuing one of the many voters they desire: Jews. But I’d like to think neither is so desperate that they would sing and dance at the Miss Jewish Princess Pageant. And yet, that’s the news Paul Ryan just sent to my inbox.

The rumor mill has it that both candidates will be performing (McCain “If I were a Rich Man” and Obama “Papa, Can you Hear Me?”).

Yes, and Bristol Palin will perform “Matchmaker.” Ba dump cha.

It would appear that presidential campaigning has reached a new low. Fortunately, though, Ryan is a comedian and who has organized a series of mock-u-pageants—they include Miss Playboy Princess, Miss Plus Size Princess and Miss European Princess. The Yiddish twist on this shtick will be on display Sunday at the Acme Comedy Theatre. Thankfully, Obama and McCain won’t actually be there.

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