Gerard Baker Obama Satire in Times Online UK Article
Times Online UK Assistant Editor and United States Editor Gerard Baker wrote a satirical, biblically-inspired article about Barack Obama's Middle Eastern and European trip for his column this week. In the article he gives Obama the prophetical nickname of The Child and pokes fun at other politicians with names like King Bill (Clinton) the Priapic, The Great Prophet Algore of Nobel and Oscar and Queen Angela of Merkel.
Gerard Baker likens Obama's Middle Eastern and European trip this week to a mix between a prophetic biblical story and a Lord of the Rings-esque journey. The article presents Obama in a positive light, stealing the hearts and minds of both leaders and common folk wherever he goes.
Here are some of Gerard Baker's more humorous lines:
"As word spread throughout the land about the Child's wondrous works, peoples from all over flocked to hear him; Hittites and Abbasids; Obamacons and McCainiacs; Cameroonians and Blairites. "
"He traveled fleet of foot and light of camel, with a small retinue that consisted only of his loyal disciples from the tribe of the Media."
The entire article is online at timesonline.co.uk.
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