(Indianapolis) - Senator Barack Obama declined to attend the annual Cinco De Mayo Party held by his former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and denounced the controversial minister's use of a George Washington piñata as “divisive, offensive, and inflammatory.” Senator Obama made those remarks while campaigning in downtown Indianapolis on the eve of the crucial Indiana primary.
The Senator was joined on the campaign trail by the exciting Latino bombshell Charo and actor-comedian Cheech Marin.
A copy of the invitation sent to Senator Obama was made available to the press yesterday. A photograph on the inside showed a smiling Reverend Wright taking a baseball bat to a piñata shaped like the head of the father of our country, George Washington. “I cannot tell a lie,” read the caption, “This party is going to be whack!”
A spokesman for Reverend Wright expressed surprise at Senator Obama’s reaction. “He’s been here every year before. He never objected when we used the Statue of Liberty piñata, or the Eleanor Roosevelt piñata, or the Uncle Sam piñata. I guess when you run for President, you get a little uptight.”
A spokesman for the candidate said the Senator “would rather strike a blow to a paper mache piñata of his beloved grandmother than strike at the skull of our nation’s first president.” Senator Obama is scheduled to make a major policy address on the issue of Mexican independence, piñatas, race, and the NHL playoffs this morning.