Obama's secret weapons
The Republican candidates for the 2012 race to the White House are floundering badly, says Catriona Palmer
Pop quiz: are the following individuals candidates for the latest edition of Celebrity Big Brother or guests on the Jerry Springer show? First up is a former pizza executive, who once donned a white gospel robe at a press event to sing a John Lennon parody, 'Imagine There's No Pizza'.
Then there's a pistol-packing, cowboy-boot wearing Texan who has boasted publicly of his appalling grades at university and who spent time at a family ranch in Texas named 'Niggerhead'.
And finally, a Sarah Palin look-alike, whose pastor husband believes that homosexuality can be cured by 'praying away the gay'.