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NYP: Dems Will Kneel At Temple Of Obama

From those impious imps at the New York Post:

TEMPLE OF DEM ON MT. O-LYMPUS

GOP MOCKS GRAND STAGE AS GREEK HUBRIS

By JEREMY OLSHAN and GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondents

August 28, 2008

DENVER – Democrats will kneel before the “Temple of Obama” tonight.

As if a Rocky Mountain coronation were not lofty enough, Barack Obama will aim for Mount Olympus when he accepts his party’s nomination atop an enormous, Greek-columned stage – built by the same cheesy set team that put together Britney Spears’ last tour.

John McCain’s campaign mocked the massive neoclassical set created for Obama’s speech at 75,000-seat Invesco Field. Some Republicans have dubbed it the “Barackopolis,” while others suggested the delegates should wear togas to fit in among the same Doric columns the ancient Greeks believed would stroke the egos of Zeus and Athena.

“It’s only appropriate that Barack Obama would descend down from the heavens and spend a little time with us mere mortals when accepting the Democratic nomination,” said Republican National Committee spokesman Danny Diaz.

The McCain campaign quickly dispatched a memo calling the stage the “Temple of Obama.”

“We would have expected to read something like this in The Onion. Fortunately for us, it’s true. Unfortunately for Obama, it’s true,” a McCain adviser told The Post.

But the set is designed to evoke the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, not the Acropolis, said staging supervisor Bobby Allen, a Spears set vet.

We’ve done Britney’s sets and a whole bunch of rock shows, but this was far more elaborate and complicated and we had to do it in far less time,” said Allen, of RDA Entertainment…

“The biggest challenge has been making sure we don’t damage the playing field underneath.”

Asked who is harder to satisfy – the Democrats or Britney – Allen replied: “I better not answer that.” …

Democratic delegates defended the grandiosity as fitting with the monumental importance of this election…

Kathy Knight, a North Carolina delegate, said the Republicans will say anything to bring Obama down.

“All they can reach for is what’s negative,” she said. “That’s just tacky.”

Britney Spears set?

Yes, those Republicans are so tacky.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 28th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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