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Ben Smith at Politico reports Obama's latest zinger.

"But now suddenly, John McCain says he is about change, too. He even started using some of my lines. Suddenly he says he wants 'to turn the page.' He had an ad today that he started running that he and Gov. Palin would bring the change that we need. He had this in an advertisement. Sound familiar? Let me tell you something, instead of borrowing my lines he needs to borrow our ideas," Obama said.

He followed up with [a] dig on lobbyists, saying "if you think those lobbyists are working day and night for John McCain just to put themselves out of business, well then I've got a bridge to sell you up in Alaska."

This, in my opinion, is the most effective form of attacking.  It's sarcastic without being snide (there's a difference, Sarah Palin) and it makes the point (while tying in another B story) in a humorous way.  I want to see more comments like this on the trail - biting, concise, but fun.  If Obama can get his message across, while stoking these kinds of fires and tying McCain to Bush - all while having fun - he's a lead pipe lock with independents.

I think it complements the tone struck in the video ad that came out last week on McCain's savviness with computers and the economy.  While many (including myself) bashed the ad as too light and weak, I believe the tone hits nicely with the intended audience.  It's not for the choir, it's for the congregation.  And hey, if you're stuck in the pews through all this, you appreciate a good laugh.

UPDATED: Well, hey!  Up on the rec list.  Thank you, everyone!  As a pat on my own back, I refer you to Now, I'm Just Sayin'...

OBAMA '08!!!

UPDATE II:  Top of the rec list!  You enjoyed the zinger?  Show our candidate some love here.  How about $5 for every time you laughed out loud, clapped your hands, forwarded it to a friend, etc?  I'm already donating $10 for every McCain/Palin "Bridge" lie.  I'm making the same pledge for pithy Obama zingers (by November, I hope to be flat broke, but with hiccups and aching ribs).

UPDATE III: I have to give props to mojave mike for a nice follow-up:

Is that bridge on eBay by any chance? n/t

UPDATE IV h/t to citizen31 for the video.

Originally posted to South Chamber Denizen on Mon Sep 15, 2008 at 11:22 AM PDT.

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