Dejected, CM’s Leg Vows to “Get Me One of Those Hindu Monkey-god Charms Like Obama Carries”

It wasn’t the best of weeks for Chris Matthews or his leg.

First, The Leg took hard the news that it would be Tom Brokaw’s leg tucked under Tim Russert’s desk for the forseeable future. Then, “The Head” mixed up the names Obama and Osama not once, but twice! To top it off, the Brokaw thing seemed to accelerate Olbermann’s heartbreaking descent into self-important madness.

It was the kind of craptacular week that makes a Leg restless for hope and change.

Hope dawned in the form of a news report from India that political party officials there were preparing a special gift for Barack Obama.

The Times of India

As The Leg learned from a Times of India news article:

Obama’s representative Carolyn Sauvage-Mar on Tuesday received a gold-plated two-feet-high idol which she will pass it on to the Obama after it is sanctified.

The idol is being presented to Obama as he is reported to be a Lord Hanuman devotee and carries with him a locket of the monkey god along with other good luck charms.

At first, The Leg was a little skeptical about the notion of a serious contender for the presidency carrying a little Hindu monkey charm around for good vibes. But then it remembered a Time Magazine photo essay it saw a while back–one which revealed what the presidential candidates carry in their pockets for luck.

What we have here, according to the Time essay, is:

  • A U.S. soldier’s bracelet (currently deployed in Iraq)
  • A gambler’s “lucky chit”
  • A “Madonna and Child” charm
  • “A tiny monkey god”
  • And three or four other unidentified items, among which seems to be a slug, an angel coin, yet another Virgin Mary charm, and some other coin-y detritus.

It seems that Senator Lightworker believes in hedging his bets. The Leg chose to view it as an example of Senator Obama’s commitment to diversity. A commitment that clearly extends even to his pocket mojo amulets.

Chris Matthews’ Leg needs to have a better week next week. Thus the search for a good, used Lord Hanuman monkey charm this weekend.

{Cross-posted at Olbermann Watch}

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5 Comments

  1. Keith’s Ketchup packets are jealous.

  2. Thanks for the many belly laughs you have given me Oracle!

  3. Hello,
    The Indian political party stinks, so I have been reading American news to find your parties stink too. PUMA ! Hillarious…positive acronym to protests. I was a John Maccain fan ( I thought he was unusually blunt and open for a politician), and then a clinton fan ( I was in USA in clinton ages).

    Thrash the Indian political parties…But please don’t write insulting stuff to Bajarangi-wali….Bajarangi loves all , he is powerful and glorious. I would lose some faith in strength of Macain/Hillary campaigns if Bajarangi stays with Obama, Honestly, I don’t want to see Bajarangi in obama campaign . However If one calls him ‘monkey god’/’Charm’ , he can’t be with us. Bajarangi is charm…for sure there is a lot of charm…but he is powerful, pleasant and the greatest devotee.

    Nice blog BTW…Chris mathews was affable and likable host long back…Chris Mathews leg is hillarious, innovative and adds to the political debate.

    Have a good day.

  4. The “yet another Virgin Mary charm” being referred to is a miraculous medal. It is in the top right of the items in his hands.

  5. When my baby brother was about to be born, my father found a coin of an angel in a packet of quarters and it is identical to the one Obama has.


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