The gloves came off in the US Presidential contest this weekend, with Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Impalin accusing Barack Obama of harbouring an insane desire to kill and eat the nation’s children.
“Let’s draw a line under this economy mumbo-jumbo, y’all,” she drawled. “We all know that Obama varmint loves terrorists, craps on Ol’ Glory every morning, worships heathen gods and wants to enslave all decent godfearin’ white folks. That’s part and parcel of bein’ a Democrat. But shoot - if he don’ wanna blow yore dear kids to kingdom come with a Uzi, rip out their little hearts an’ swaller ‘em down, then mah name’s not Vlad the Alaskan! An‘ that‘s God‘s own truth, ah swear, so help me if it ain‘t.”
Meanwhile, Barack Obama is due to go head-to-head in a second televised debate with Republican presidential nominee John McCain on Tuesday, in which commentators expect Senator Obama to focus on healthcare, tax credits and the economy and Senator McCain to link him with Malcolm X, Idi Amin and Osama Bin Laden.