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Lincoln-Douglas 2008

A great parody over at Obsidian Wings answers the question “What if the Lincoln-Douglas Debate had been moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos?”

STEPHANOPOULOS: Excuse me, did an Elijah H. Johnson attend your church?

LINCOLN: When I was a boy in Illinois forty years ago, yes. I think he was a deacon.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Are you aware that he regularly called Kentucky “a land of swine and whores”?

LINCOLN: Sounds right – his ex-wife was from Kentucky.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Why did you remain in the church after hearing those statements?

LINCOLN: I was eight.

(via Boing Boing.)