From the AP:
"The Obama campaign is trying to simplify the [Texas primary/caucus] process by calling it the 'Texas Two-Step,' and used former 'Dancing with the Stars' and Dallas Cowboy standout Emmitt Smith to promote it Wednesday."
I know that ABC/ESPN likes to give equal billing to Smith's bullshit DwtS victory (Smith stole that victory, and America knows it), but I expect better both from the AP and from Obama.
C'mon, Barack! This is our new America? Using Smith's "fame" from a show that only shut-ins watch? This might be the most uninspiring thing the Obama campaign has come up with. A mush-mouthed former athlete who won a silly dance contest?
And I don't want to question the judgement of our new President, when there is still so much question of judgement to be done of the current one (i.e.: That satellite had to be shot down? No one who knows what they are talking about seems to think so). But mister future President Obama, you are trying to make the Texan Primary/Caucus system easier to understand, yes? You aren't being super clever, and trying to make it more confusing for Dallas Cowboy fans, right? Because really, if you are looking for help in the realm of "Making Something Somewhat Tricky to Understand Into Something Reasonably Easy to Understand", I'm pretty sure there are better choices than Emmitt. Hell, even if you put it through a Dallas Cowboy filter, I think the new super mellow Deion Sanders could handle it a bit better. Please peruse your guy's work and reconsider:
I have yet to verify the rumor that Hillary, looking to overcome the famous athlete/dancer/mushmouth (FADM) gap will soon announce Shaquille O'Neal as her running mate. (From '07 All Star Game)