The Onion examines "no values" voters

The Onion* News Network examines an important yet often overlooked segment of the American electorate: "no values" voters. What are the McCain and Obama campaigns doing to win over this special interest group? ONN's Andrea Bennett reports. [YouTube]


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It's fun to satirize the cliches and platitudes of American political campaigns... there is always so much opportunity for hypocrisy when people talk about 'moral values.' Until people realize (NEVER?) that everyone has a 'dark side' to their psyche and people are not either all black or white, but have a lot of grey, there is always going to be fodder for this type of irony. The puritan cultural background of America means that we're going to have a lot of material for comedians/critics to point out our shortcomings for a very long time :)

Clarence Day pointed out a long time ago that since we are essentially simians, all of us have a raunchy, nasty, and improper aspect, and therefore being too 'goody- two shoes' always smacks of dishonesty or hypocrisy, and we feel it instinctively when others insist on too much propriety and consistency. Being too proper, too moral, too upright, and too consistent is not a human trait.
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