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Political Circus: GOP 'endorses' Obama 2012 bid

By Ed Hornick, CNN
An April Fools' Day ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee makes a bid for President Barack Obama's re-election.
An April Fools' Day ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee makes a bid for President Barack Obama's re-election.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • GOP group is out with an April Fools' ad "supporting" President Barack Obama's 2012 bid
  • Meghan McCain is no fan of "Game Change" or upcoming miniseries based on the book
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lets down his reserve
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Washington (CNN) -- Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.

April Fools!

President Barack Obama should be re-elected in 2012, according to a spoof re-election ad paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

"Today, we celebrate a president that brought Americans together (images then appear of Tea Party protests) ... celebrate the end to our dependence on American energy (image showing gas prices, referring to U.S. dependence on foreign oil).

The ad ends, "President Obama -- four more years" with an image of the president riding a unicorn across a rainbow.

What's Meghan McCain's beef with Ed Harris?

Meghan McCain, who could have become America's first daughter had things gone the GOP's way three years ago, is lashing out at "Game Change," an HBO adaptation of a book that chronicles the 2008 presidential election, including the campaign of her father -- Sen John McCain, R-Arizona.

"I read parts of 'Game Change,' but couldn't get through the whole book," she wrote in her Daily Beast column. "What's weird about this is it will always be a part of my family's narrative and now Hollywood is upping the ante. HBO is turning 'Game Change' into a miniseries, and they've cast Ed Harris as my dad."

Headlines of the day

AOL: Montana Rep. Says DUI Laws Are 'Destroying a Way of Life'

Gawker: Watch WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Do the Funky Chicken

The Huffington Post: Three-Year-Old Really Upset He Can't Have Governor Christie's Job

New York magazine: John Boehner Caught Between Barack and a Tea Party

Mediaite: Video Of Rep. Sean Duffy Complaining About His $174,000 Salary Hits Internet, Wisconsin GOP Tries To Get It Off

Politico: Shh! Obama gets anti-secrecy award

Reuters: No more saggy pants for Arkansas school children

Quote board

"According to a poll just released today, President Obama's approval rating is at an all-time low. He's so unpopular right now, the people in Kenya are accusing him of being born in the United States." -- Jay Leno

"He (Moammar Gadhafi) has ... 144 tons of gold. ... You do the math. That's like a Mrs. Tiger Woods settlement" -- David Letterman

"Face it -- at this point car alarms are like Glenn Beck: annoying, pointless and everyone's finally learned to ignore them" -- Bill Maher

 
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