Election 08' A "Satirist's Dream"
Slick.com has issued a new faux $3 bill satirizing Barack Obama. The company's gag Obama bill which predates the controversial New Yorker cover by several months depicts Obama wearing a traditional Arab headdress, with the title of "The Prince of Platitudes". A similar bill lampooning John McCain is in production.
PR9.NET July 21, 2008 - RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., – The political satire web site, Slick.com, has issued a new faux $3 dollar bill satirizing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Republican contender John McCain is next.
"Politicians fear a joke far more than a well-reasoned argument because jokes can't be spun," says Jesse Dalton, editor of Sick.com. "Both the Republican and Democratic parties currently represent a depth of ineptitude, hypocrisy and corruption that boggles the mind. It's a satirists dream," Dalton adds.
The company's faux Obama bill which predates the controversial New Yorker cover by several months depicts Obama wearing a traditional Arab headdress, with the title of "The Prince of Platitudes". The reverse side is emblazoned with "In the left we trust NOT!". A sign on the front lawn of The White House states that the building is "Under New Mismanagement".
The company founded in 1992, has issued gag currency lampooning Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore and many other politicians. Slick.com publishes The Loose Change Gazette, an online satirical publication targeting Obama and other politicians. According to Dalton "It's yellow journalism at its best and is certain to offend the politically correct."
The Obama bills are sold in pads of 25 bills for $5 and can be viewed online at www.slick.com. According to Dalton, traffic to the site is brisk; he predicts that, if the past is any indication interest will grow dramatically as the election draws nearer.
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Slick.com is a political satire web site that has been in business since 1992.
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