Monday, November 17, 2008

Obama and McCain: The Odd Couple, a variation on Neil Simon's

drawing by marguerita
There were few other clues to the dynamics between the two men, who until two weeks ago were vying for the presidency, and whose relations during the campaign were at times a bit frosty.
.Obama appeared the more relaxed of the two, sitting with legs crossed, smiling broadly and waving to reporters, while McCain sat stiffly, with a seemingly fixed grin.

Barack and John are an extremely odd couple: Barack is anal-retentive, calm, precise, and fastidiously clean. John, on the other hand, is the exact opposite: sloppy and casual. They are sharing a presidential position together, and their differing lifestyles inevitably lead to some conflicts and laughs. -by Murray Chapman {}

Based on the Broadway play by Neil Simon, this tells the story of two mismatched friends, Barack Obama and John McCain. Barackis a neat, tidy, and healthy nut, a politician at a portrait studio, and a connoisseur of classical music. Because of this, his wife divorced Barack and threw him out of his apartment for good. Desperately in the need of a place to live, he moves in with his longtime childhood friend, , a navy hero for the United States. What he realizes is that John is the exact opposite of him: sloppy, messy, and doesn't eat the right foods. Barack's cleaning, hygienic tips, and healthiness annoys John while John's crazy world of living like a pig upsets Barack. But in the process they'll learn that love, trust, and friendship are more important than living in different worlds.- by Christopher Howell (

Obama Meets With McCain in Chicago - ....and as Frank would sing Chicago, Chicago--that toddlin' town. Chicago, Chicago--I will show you around. I love it. Bet your bottom dollar you'll lose the blues in Chicago, Chicago. The town that Billy Sunday couldn't shut down. On State Street, that great street, I'd just want to say - They do things they don't do on Broadway. They have the time, the time of their life.

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