Did We Elect Borat President?

And Cohen got away with some weird stuff in his comedy bits in just the campaign. Like trashing voters as bitter clingers to religion when he allegedly thought the media wasn't listening. Then there were his crazy friends (also actors) like the terrorist Ayers and the paranoid racist preacher Wright. Come on, a presidential candidate who is friends with a terrorist? That's pretty funny when you think about it. And remember in the Borat movie when Cohen was in an antique shop and kept falling over and over breaking things? Obama basically did the same bit with his comically bad bowling game where he played worse than a four-year-old, except no one caught on and threw him out of there.

In fact, no one seemed to catch on at all during the campaign, and now he's gotten elected president and keeps trying even wackier stunts. Bowing to the Saudi king, giving a DVD set he bought at Costco to a foreign leader, giving an iPod to the queen of England -- they're all obvious comedy bits. And then there's his budget. Like every month he throws another trillion on it to see how far he can go before we figure out it's all a gag.

Or if.

It's coming. A movie will come out called Barack Obama: President of America for Make Benefit Change and Hope of World, and if there is no inkling we were in on the joke, we're going to be the laughing stocks of the entire world. America will never be able to show its face again on the international stage.

That's why both those defending Obama and those railing against his politics are wrongheaded. Because they're both taking him seriously and are going to look like fools in the end. We have to put a stop to this and face the fact the Obama administration is just a big, mean (though quite clever) gag. At the next White House press conference, the press needs to stand up and say to the president, "We know it's really you, Sacha Baron Cohen. Not cool!" Then they need to walk out. Otherwise, we're all going to look stupid.