Yukking It Up with ‘Obama’

by Robert Costa

The Louisiana GOP hires an impersonator:

The actor, Reggie Brown, spoke at the Republican Leadership Conference. The New York Times reports on the performance, which drew mixed reviews:

First, he showed obscene photographs of Anthony D. Weiner, a Democrat who resigned his seat in Congress last week because of lewd pictures he sent to some of his Twitter followers. Then, the impersonator turned to the implosion of Mr. Gingrich’s campaign, after many of his aides resigned last week, saying: “His supporters are dropping faster than Anthony Weiner’s pants.”

The performing act, which included a fake Secret Service detail and presidential seal, came one day after Govs. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana urged party activists to stay disciplined – and focused on issues – in their quest to defeat Mr. Obama.

The audience, which had initially greeted the impersonator with a stroke of curious applause, ultimately seemed puzzled by what was taking place before them. The impersonator took aim at Mr. Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor, and criticized his performance in a debate earlier in the week when he seemed to soften his criticism of the health care plan Mr. Romney signed into law in Massachusetts.

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