I was watching Barack Obama at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, this afternoon and he made a massive gaffe. It was an inexcusable mistake, and it means I can now no longer vote for him.*
He was telling the crowd that John McCain has sided with George W Bush on every important issue, and he said: “He’s not been a maverick, he’s been a sidekick. He’s been Kato to George Bush’s Green Lantern.”
What the hell?!?!?
For the record, this is the Green Hornet and Kato.
This is the Green Lantern.
This lack of knowledge about superhero sidekicks is not what we expect from the next President of the United States. Now let’s assume he was talking about the Silver Age Green Lantern, Obama should have compared McCain to Tom “Pieface” Kalmaku. And if he was referring to the the Golden Age Green Lantern, he should have mentioned Doiby Dickles.
*Actually, I can’t vote anyway because I’m Scottish, but if I could vote then I would be through with Obama right now.