Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Big O Performs in the Clutch

Below is taken from an article on, via]

'US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama played a word association game when interviewed on Fox Business channel on Thursday, responding in a rapid-fire manner to words thrown at him.

Obama used the game to express respect for his Republican rival, John McCain, and underline his stances on some issues.

"I'm going to give you a couple of words," the Fox TV journalist said. "And then you just tell me what you're thinking about."

"I will do my best," Obama answered.

NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement): "Mixed bag."

Wall Street: "Money."

Sovereign Wealth Funds: "Caution."

Iran: "Threat."

Exxon Mobil: "Profitable," said Obama, laughing.

OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries): "One word, for OPEC I would say it is independence. The association I have there is we've got to free ourselves from dependence on OPEC.

Senator McCain: "Honorable." '

In this writer's opinion, that's as good as it gets. Grace and Intelligence under fire. [With thanks to the Oakland Raiders.]


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