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McCain has started to go after Barack for being a Chicago machine politician. This attack on his friends doesn’t mention the worst of them, other than Tony Rezko, but it does start down that important path. “Barack Obama,” an announcer intones, “born of the corrupt Chicago political machine.” The ad quotes Obama saying, “In terms […]


It wasn’t long ago that comedians were complaining about the difficulty of finding an angle for mocking Barack Obama. No longer. Last month Jon Stewart, host of the satirical news programme The Daily Show, had to tell his audience that they were allowed to laugh at Mr Obama after a joke fell flat. But Mr […]