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Satire Obama can believe in

by Brad A. Greenberg

August 1, 2008 | 4:15 pm

We know that Barack Obama is a bit touchy about jokes aimed his way, even when the jokes aren’t about him but American flaws. Well, here is some satire he can believe in: A new ad from Republican opponent John McCain, seen above, jabs at the messianic nature of Obamamania, but instead of attacking Obama gives viewers the perception that Obama really might be our savior—unless you watch the last four seconds, and I know everyone tunes in closely for a commercial’s punchline.

Don’t get me wrong: The ad is quite funny, especially when Charleton Heston, I mean Moses, makes a cameo and parts the Red Sea. I just don’t think it’s subtle humor is effective.

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