Sunday, July 27, 2008
Obama, before a large crowd in Berlin: "And you know that the only reason we stand here tonight is because men and women from both of our nations came together to work, and struggle, and sacrifice for that better life."
The crowd gasped as a big man, wearing the dirty uniform of an American soldier, walked across the stage, drew his bayonet from its sheath and, quick as a flash, reached inside Obama's jacket and cut his suspenders; the Senator's slacks subsequently fell down around his ankles. The big man glared at the Democratic candidate through hooded eyes. "Let me tell you something, Junior. We were in Berlin in 1945 as gatecrasher's at Mr. A. Hitler's genocide party. This is where we put a stop to Nazi aggression. A couple hundred thousand allied troops stopped along the way to be buried. Just thought you might need reminding." Mitchum sheathed his bayonet, waved down a jeep, climbed aboard, and sped off through the crowd.