Mad Libs

Andy McCarthy at The Corner — Did Obama Write “Dreams from My Father” … Or Did Ayers?

That’s a good one. But, y’know what? We can play this game, too. Take this sentence —

Did [name] [action] [object]?

Then, choose one item from each of the lists below to fill in the blanks and make your own stupid headline!

For example, if you took the first item in each list, your headline would be

Did George W. Bush [bleep] Sarah Palin’s secret lover?

Now, try it yourself!


  1. George W. Bush
  2. Dick “the Dick” Cheney
  3. John McCain
  4. Sarah Palin
  5. The ghost of Ronald Reagan


  1. [bleep]
  2. feed mooseburgers to
  3. lie about
  4. suppress news of
  5. put a voodoo curse on


  1. Sarah Palin’s secret lover
  2. the doll that says “Islam is the light”
  3. an unidentified corpse in Bill O’Reilly’s bedroom
  4. Barack Obama’s real birth certificate
  5. Communist agents in the State Department

Have fun!

Update: Publius uncovers the shocking secret ghostwriters behind Dreams From My Father

14 thoughts on “Mad Libs

  1. Ok. I’m game. Did Sarah Palin (bleep) the unidentified corpse in O’Reilly’s bedroom?

    Over at Ballon Juice the question of the day is whether or not Andrew McCarthy has switched to goats from sheep.

    I’m agnostic on that one,

  2. Well, I’m sure Dick” the dick” Cheney didn’t feed mooseburgers to Barak Obama’s real bith certificate.

    Because real birth certificates don’t eat mooseburgers. Anybody with half a brain knows that!

  3. Wick Allison, Editor in Chief of D Magazine in Dallas-Fort Worth, is another true and established Conservative to realize that Obama is the best hope for this country… and the most likely to preserve HIS values. In an article entitled A Conservative For Obama, Allison states that “Barack Obama strikes a chord with me like no political figure since Ronald Reagan.” Now there’s an interesting observation.

    Here is a quote:

    Barack Obama is not my ideal candidate for president. (In fact, I made the maximum donation to John McCain during the primaries, when there was still hope he might come to his senses.) But I now see that Obama is almost the ideal candidate for this moment in American history. I disagree with him on many issues. But those don’t matter as much as what Obama offers, which is a deeply conservative view of the world. Nobody can read Obama’s books (which, it is worth noting, he wrote himself) or listen to him speak without realizing that this is a thoughtful, pragmatic, and prudent man. It gives me comfort just to think that after eight years of George W. Bush we will have a president who has actually read the Federalist Papers.

    Most important, Obama will be a realist. I doubt he will taunt Russia, as McCain has, at the very moment when our national interest requires it as an ally. The crucial distinction in my mind is that, unlike John McCain, I am convinced he will not impulsively take us into another war unless American national interests are directly threatened.

    This comes after Chris Buckley’s similar announcement (and it should be pointed out that Allison was formerly the publisher of William F. Buckley’s National Review)leading one to the conclusion that traditional Conservatives are turned off by McCain’s antics, which are not typical of traditional conservatism.

    With a little over 3 weeks until the election, the appearance of more intellectual conservatives seeing Obama as the most reasonable candidate, and with the lead in the polls growing in Obama’s direction, I am optimistic that this is going to be a marked victory for the Democratic candidate.

    Under The LobsterScope

  4. Wait, wait! You’re missing the funnest part of the game, the “… or did [name]??”

    Did Dick Cheney suppress news of Communist agents in the State Department … or did John McCain??

    or: Did the ghost of Ronald Reagan bleep Sarah Palin … or did John McCain??

  5. I just waded through the comparison of Ayers’s and Obama’s books. This is cuckooland…he claims that since both have references to “despair”, and use “the sea” as a metaphor for drifting, that his evidence is “just short of conclusive”.
    It’s laughable that morons like McCarthy say they wouldn’t waste their time with this crap, but it’s so persuasive, they just HAVE to..MORONS!

  6. Maha, do you have a convenient source for the data you posted about how the economy does better with Democrats than Republicans? Might go a long way toward getting my dad off the fence (and getting him to stop panicking in general!) if I could point him to a handy chart/article from an online magazine or whatnot, but I’m not sure if you distilled it from a few sources, or if there’s an easy link.

    Many thanks!

  7. alto2 — did I not include a link with the data? I was linking to someone else’s research, so you should check the source.

  8. Found it–I’d looked at that page before, but hadn’t scrolled down far enough to find the corresponding info. Thanks!

  9. Writing is a little like a fingerprint and Ayers’ are all over Dreams. One of the most obvious is that both “authors” tell stories of being in the exact spot on the Hudson River where the river flows upstream due to the tides! What are the chances of this alone? And the list goes on and on so read the article.

    According to Obama and Ayers’ neighbor Rashid Khalidi, “Bill [Ayers] was particularly generous in letting me use his family’s dining room table to do some writing.” This quote was in the acknowledgment section of Khalidi book, Resurrecting Empire.

    In other words, Ayers is a guy who is known to help writers in his neighborhood. Obama was struggling to write his book and suddenly produced something Time magazine called “the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician.” Do some critical thinking!

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