From the outset [US democratic presidential hopeful, Barack Obama] had described himself as "a skinny kid with a funny name". That his name was neither Clinton nor Bush may have mattered more than the fact that it rhymed with "Osama".
OK, there's no denying it: Barack Obama is quite a funny name. But it's nowhere near as funny as the name of US republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.
A huckabee sounds like the sort of person who sits on his front porch in the Everglades all day, picking on his one-string banjo with his webbed fingers, while his wife, sister and daughter—that's one woman—cooks crawfish in the gumbo pot while giving birth to her little brother.
Mike is a pretty funny name too.