Friday, June 6, 2008

Obama Criticized Over Association with Controversial Sandwich


Washington, D.C. – Before the dust has settled from the historic scuffle that has been the 2008 primary season, critics have attacked Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate.

The controversy surrounding Sen. Obama began with a video that surfaced and quickly became a youtube.com sensation. The video shows a sandwich of alleged ill-repute remaining typically in character.

Obama has been forced to reluctantly cut ties with the sandwich, a long time supporter and friend of the candidate.

"This is not a decision I come to lightly, and frankly it's one that I make with some sadness," he told reporters at a recent press conference. “It’s a sandwich that I have considered delicious for many years. Reuben has been there for me and my family through hard times, as well as prosperous ones.”

The sandwich in question was a favorite of Obama’s. It was a Reuben, traditionally corned beef with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread.

Critics are suggesting that prior association with the Reuben could hurt the Obama presidential campaign, causing undecided voters to question his values.

“I don’t always agree with him,” stated Senator Obama. “I don’t always agree with what he says, but I’m sure we all have important people in our lives with whom we occasionally disagree.”

Obama went on to explain that he wasn’t defending the sandwich, simply stating that his views and Reuben’s views are not necessarily synonymous.

2 comments:

Colonel Tribune said...

Not going to lie. That sandwich looks pretty good.

Monkey Breath said...

Yeah, but it has some pretty inflammatory views.