PITTSBURGH - Senator Barack Obama told a gathering of prominent Allegheny County Democrats that if elected, he would remove the likeness of George Washington from the face of the one dollar bill and replace it with a likeness of former Pittsburgh Steeler defensive tackle Mean Joe Greene. Senator Obama made the remarks at the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner held at Heinz Field.
“People are tired of the same old faces in Washington, and on our currency. We need to take the cornerstone of the Steelers championship era and make him the cornerstone of our economic recovery. Putting Mean Joe Greene on the dollar bill is the best way to restore consumer confidence and stimulate growth.”
Not to be outdone, Obama’s opponent in the race f or the Democratic nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton, vowed to remove the faces currently displayed on Mount Rushmore and replace them with the faces of the Steelers legendary defensive line, the Steel Curtain. Senator Clinton made her promise at the same dinner.
“You know, when I was playing alongside Joe back at North Texas State, I knew he was destined for greatness,” said Senator Clinton. “I can think of no better way to reward his service, and the service of men like Fats Holmes, L.C. Greenwood and Dwight White, than to set their faces in stone for eternity.” Asked what she would say to opponents of her plan, the Senator didn’t hesitate. “How many Super Bowl rings does Teddy Roosevelt have?”