PUMA Politics: Bambi Obama, Britney’s Set Designer, and The Love Train Bubble

I would love to personally thank bostonboomer over at Riverdaughter for the heads up on this story.  According to Fox News, the greek temple being built for the acceptance speech of Barack Obama was designed by Britney Spears tour set designer.

The same set team that designed Britney Spear’s last tour has constructed the enormous, Greek-columned stage where Barack Obama will officially accept the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, The New York Post reports.

The set, which was reportedly designed to resemble the White House and Lincoln Memorial, was built inside the 75,000-seat stadium — Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver — under the direction of Bobby Allen, Spears’ former staging manager.

“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 paper.

The elaborate set design has prompted ridicule from the McCain campaign and other Republicans, who mocked its ornate lay-out. The McCain campaign was quick to release a memo calling it the “Temple of Obama” and the Republican National Committee dubbed it “Barackopolis.”

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

And according to the New York Post:

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

Senator John McCain’s camp has been talking about Gumby as a celebrity with his failed world tour and now the greek temple (designed to look like the Rose Garden at night) and pointing out how ridiculous we all think this type of stagecraft really is.  Isn’t Gumby going to look a bit foolish pandering to the middle class from this set?  Does he really think that a senator with 146 days in office before he started campaigning and left his chair empty, (except to vote against the American people a few times), is really qualified to be Leader of The Free World?  Are the Democrats so inside their little Love Train Bubble that they don’t realize how insanely grandiose this is going to look to those of us who are paying through the nose for gasoline when they left for summer vacation without some kind of relief?

As one of the little people and an Indie voter, I am wondering how Barack Obama’s over the top stage production of a campaign is really going to help the middle class when capital gains taxes are going to go up and the hardest hit is going to be the middle class, small business owner who has been carrying the burden of the tax base.  How is that going to work?

Oh, and for those that do not think that Obama and Bush have a lot in common, check this out:

George Bush 2008 Acceptance Venue

George Bush 2004 Acceptance Venue - Look Familiar?

PUMAs will continue to bring you the real news and not the Hopey-Changey Hype without substance.

Damn, I hate cotton candy……

More later…..

3 Responses to “PUMA Politics: Bambi Obama, Britney’s Set Designer, and The Love Train Bubble”
  1. Mike Harmon says:

    A friend of mine just emailed me one of your articles from a while back. I read that one a few more. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks

  2. Boo Radly says:

    Come on guys – every “selected” candidate who has been literally carried by a certain besoted puppeteer party should be allowed a bacchanal(or two or three – those vacayes are hard to give up)at the end of a really hard (stolen) campaign. And, guess what, you do not invite anyone who did not kiss his you know what. No way, no how will anyone who has accomplished any record of achievements need to think of standing any where close to the “One”(you will hurt his little feelings – he has never done anything) – only those who agree impeachment is off the table, FISA is out the window and don’t mention those nasty needy voters wanting UHC – look, Kennedy and Kerry have been working on that for decades. Now they have their best man on it. ha ha ha ha!

    Sigh, do I smell peeled grapes?

  3. ladynite54 says:

    You said a mouthful. We are now in BARACKOPOLIS!

    Let the poor eat cake, the Emperor has spoken.

    We have to take back our party. We have been HIJACK, this must not stand.

    Is there a way we can start a class action suit against the Democratic Party? A blogger had asked that question on another blog, I’m just passing it on.

    NO TO BO/JOE! Country BEFORE Party.


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