"Anyone who has followed politics studiously over the years is aware that there are gifted politicians who for whatever reason eventually find their campaigns haunted. I do not mean haunted by accidental events or by a clod or two at campaign headquarters. I mean haunted. I mean visited by the weird, by supernatural pranksters, by what our Islamic friends call djinni.-- R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator, noticing the effects of the LQF on Barack Obama
Clearly, after months of suave upward mobility, Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is now in this unfortunate condition. The bizarre is his companion. The paranormal is a constant possibility. Though the members of the press are too stuffy to mention it, recent setbacks to his campaign are not normal.
The gifted young senator appears in San Francisco amongst his fellow moral and intellectual colossi. For an instant he lets down his guard. In this closed meeting he blurts out what he really thinks, and somehow his remarks are taped. A "friendly" website posts his remarks, and all hell breaks loose. Of a sudden every politically alert American knows that in San Francisco (of all places!) Obama explained that religion is the opiate of the gun nuts, who have been out of work and living angrily in jerkwater for 'twenty-five years.'
How did that tape ever get out, and why would Obama's friends at that website not recognize its potential for ruin? Or consider a more recent and even more bizarre interlude. Senator Obama is having breakfast in Scranton, Pennsylvania. A reporter asks for his reaction to former president Jimmy Carter's meeting with the thugs of Hamas, and Obama waffles. Perhaps, that is not so surprising, for he has frequently waffled along the campaign trail. But now comes the paranormal part. The wretch waffled while actually eating a waffle, reportedly a Belgian waffle, not even an American waffle. Weirder still, Obama acknowledged his waffle, exclaiming to the reporter: 'Why can't I just eat my waffle?' and 'Just let me eat my waffle.'"
*That second photo is of Obama and Ellen, who famously announced she visits psychics and fortunetellers. And look at the kid in the third photo: brilliant.