Old and busted: surnames

After yet another CNN blunder with a text overlay (though it pales by comparison to this one), Wonkette has a suggestion for Senator Obama:

Drop the middle name, drop the last name. Just go with BARACK, like Madonna or Prince or Beck. If this “rock star” crap is going to persist for the next 23 months, might as well go all the way.

Besides, you know Hillary and Rudy will, and Mitt probably won’t.


  1. John Salmon »

    3 January 2007 · 4:10 pm

    I suggest he imitate a certain Japanese rightfielder and wear a “Barack!” jersey wherever he goes.

    With the number “2”, for his years of service in the Seanate.

  2. McGehee »

    3 January 2007 · 4:54 pm

    Rock star!? He’s only 45! That’s way too young to be a rock star in 2007.

    Those latter-day pop stars? They don’t rock — and they sure as hell don’t RAWK.

  3. Mister Snitch! »

    5 January 2007 · 12:49 am

    ‘Barack’ sounds like a Spiderman villain, or a Batman sound effect. Obama, on the other hand, has a pleasing mellowness. Ooooobahhhhhhma. Today on Ooooooooprahhhhhh.

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