Guardian: 'Skinny kid with a funny name' reshapes US politics

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.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. ...and a shortened term for Richard is Dick. If that wasn't bad enough, it rhymes with....

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