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With throngs of adoring onlookers texting each pose, Barack Obama was caught practicing for his upcoming ‘We Are The World” or “I Have a Dream” or “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” or “Hey, I’m a Hot Discus Thrower” speech.

Just after receiving advice at the Temple of Nike (just do it, god Barack), William Ayers’ best buddy promised a discus in every house, a toga on every subject, and flaming cheese for every appetizer.

“Ahhh, umm, cucumber sauce and uhh dill spice should not just be for the uhh ultra-rich,” Obama said.

Discus Barack AMPG

Discus Barack AMPG

OK OK, the real story is here from AFP.

My last post about it is here.

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From ABC News:

Obama Speech Stage Resembles Ancient Greek Temple

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

Why would he do this? How about something simple and safe. Perhaps a single-family home in middle America set?  Something like Wonder Years?

He’s a great speaker- why offer up this softball? He should have better judgment than that.

UPDATED:

Drudge Report has an image:

This won’t be his first temple appearance.  Remember his trip to Jordan?

Obama at Temple of Hercules, McCain team slams media ‘love affair’

As he tries to convince Americans he will keep them safe, the White House hopeful held his first major press conference abroad as presumptive Democratic nominee near ancient Roman ruins and a shrine to the mighty Greek mythic hero.

From one mythical hero to another.

UPDATE 2:

The video!  From the picture I didn’t think it was that bad.  But the video shows the temple in its full glory!

Temple shown at 4 minute mark.

UPDATE 3:

McCain Camp Releases Memo on Obama Temple Event Attire

Proper Attire For The Temple Of Obama (“The Barackopolis”)

To: Interested Parties
From: Brian Rogers, Deputy Communications Director
Date: August 27, 2008
Re: Proper Attire For The Temple Of Obama (“The Barackopolis”)

Today, workers at Invesco Field are putting the final touches on the newest wonder of the modern political world — The Temple of Obama (“The Barackopolis”). It is upon this pulpit that Barack Obama will tomorrow night address thousands of screaming, adoring fans.

There may be some confusion among the press about the venue and appropriate dress code for Barack Obama’s big speech. To help out, we wanted to provide the following tips on appropriate attire. The toga may have gone out of style centuries ago, but after Obama’s temple speech tomorrow night, they’re sure to be flying off the racks.

Suggested Toga Styles:

The Nobleman — This toga is recommended for men. For celebrities and lobbyists, please add the red over toga. One should expect to see such stars as Ben Affleck dress in red robes, along with the lobbyists who fill Invesco Field’s skyboxes. Read the whole memo here.

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Must have missed that Freshman communications class at Harvard.

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