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Diddy Obama Blog: What a joke

September 3, 2008

By Caroline Elliott

Recently, Sean “P Diddy” Combs released a Diddy Obama Blog # 16 on Youtube. He called it “Sarah Palin is Unqualified Because….” Diddy begins his ridiculous spill by stating that Palin is not fit for the job. Is he serious? Diddy obviously didn’t pick up a newspaper before videotaping. She is the most fitting person for the job. Palin has an excellent record in foreign policy, education reform, and has a plan for the energy and oil crisis. P Diddy’s blog only exudes his ignorance on the Republican ticket.

Diddy’s video went over 3 minutes and 59 seconds too long. He didn’t make one valid point the whole blog. He was trying reiterate that Governor Sarah Palin was a terrible pick for John McCain, but never legitimately backed his reasons. He starts out by saying, “McCain is buggin.” Then after introducing “buggin”, he repeats it 50 times! What does “buggin” even mean? One could only conclude that the word “buggin” has a negative connotation attached to it, but please P Diddy speak coherent English so that the rest of the population can translate the message. How can anyone take P Diddy seriously in politics when he speaks out in such slang?

It feels as if history is repeating itself. P Diddy is acting as an Obama surrogate, but is doing it all the wrong way. Instead of making a horribly filmed Youtube blog, Diddy should speak at a political rally for Obama as a true surrogate would do.

One of the points that P Diddy tries to make is that Alaska doesn’t have any black people; therefore she knows nothing of their culture. I don’t understand why that’s even relevant. Obama doesn’t understand the black culture Diddy speaks of either, he’s in the overeducated upper class! Sarah Palin would not have made it to the gubernatorial position without some level of education and culture background knowledge behind her. Obviously P Diddy didn’t do his research well because Alaska is 12.3% black.

P Diddy brings up the point that Palin was not a fitting choice because she “was not respectful to diverse lives.” Did he forget about the female sex? This is the most diverse ticket that the American government has ever seen and he is just peeved because old man McCain actually followed through with putting a female on the ticket.

Palin represents women of authority and gives courage to our gender. Her being on the ticket will definitely bring in the female voters and Palin has more demure than Hillary did. Females can relate to her and admire her. Not to mention, she is a great balance for McCain. She has great executive experience along with a solid background in foreign affairs. P Diddy just wishes the Democrats would have had a better candidate than the typical old politician for VP. He must be “buggin.”

Hopefully, America’s youth will see that P Diddy is politically biased towards Obama and is not fully informed. Diddy just hired a cameraman to shoot a short film about how much he dislikes Sarah Palin and thinks he will make a difference with the election. He has no solid evidence and the American youth will be able to see that. He claims in his blog that he will influence millions out to the polls November 4th, but an ill crafted illiterate Youtube video is not going to make the cut.


Caroline Elliott, Senior  SCHotline Contributor- Elliott is a senior at the University of South Carolina pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in business. She has been active in campaigns in South Carolina and has worked in Washington D.C the past two summers, in Representative Sue Myrick’s office (R- NC 9) and the Republican National Committee.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. DEBRA STARNES permalink
    September 3, 2008 1:26 PM


  2. Scott Cobranchi permalink
    September 3, 2008 1:37 PM

    As idiotic as P Diddy’s blog may be (and I think it was completely idiotic)I think some of your statements may almost be just as ridiculous. I fail to see how Palin’s experience as the Mayor of a 7000 person town followed by two years as a Govenor really qualifies her to be categorized as having an excellent record in foreign policy let alone education and a solution for the energy situation. From what I’ve seen of her qualifications it seems that she’s made a career out of asking the federal government for money. Is that her solution?

    Admittedly, she’s made a slight reduction in some of the pork-barrel requests but Alaska still leads the country in wasting federal dollars on nonsense projects and runs 10 times higher in spending per capita than some states.

    Lastly, it is absolutely laughable to try and equate Palin’s “executive experience” to what I would expect from a potential President. I seem to remember Huckabee making a similar claim during the primaries which resulted in quite a bit of criticism and ridicule.

    If this is the absolutley best candidate McCain could find then I have serious concerns about the Republican party. Besides the fact that the announcement of such a fringe candidate this close to the convention has put them on the defensive and made it virtually impossible to stay on message. Whoever didn’t see that one coming should be fired as a political strategist.

  3. Frank Dickerson permalink
    September 3, 2008 2:08 PM

    I’d like to commend you on your article; very good. It was obviously pain staking for you, especially having to listen to “P. Diddy” for 3 minutes and 59 seconds! I agree with you; he is not fully informed and I regret having to break the news to you but the way SOME PEOPLE are thinking, during this election, P. Diddy will probably have some influence. After all, from what I’m hearing from those people, Obama is getting a lot of his votes due to the color of his skin.

  4. Roger Finch permalink
    September 3, 2008 2:31 PM

    The extreme ‘right wing’ folks are excited about the choice of Palin but the rest of the Nation is scratching its head. She will be a good scape goat when McCain looses. and………. the left is not taking her nomination lightly. We’ll continue to run as if we were 10 points behind.

  5. James Lambeth permalink
    September 3, 2008 2:42 PM

    The extreme left would like you to believe that Palin is not a good choice sorta life a senator with hardly any experience and less decision making skills has the Democratic nomination.

  6. Anne permalink
    September 3, 2008 2:53 PM

    You so have to be kidding! I did not see, nor will I search out, P. Diddy’s video. I do not need to. I have learned enough about Ms.Palin through the internet, TV, newspapers. I have read way to much. She only gets worse as I learn more. Experience? Do not think so. Role model? Not at all. Able to lead this country? Not even close. She promotes the killing of animals, even does some of it herself. That alone would keep me miles away from voting for her. But she has many other negatives. Please, who made this choice? More than ever before, I am encouraging all of my friends and associates to vote for Obama.

  7. September 3, 2008 4:17 PM

    Caroline nails it with this post, welcome aboard!

  8. IndigoRaiyne permalink
    September 3, 2008 11:39 PM

    Alaska has several Native tribes as well so Mrs. Palin would have to have some knowledge of others cultures in order to be governor. Some areas also have such problems with alcoholism that it is illegal to bring it into the area. While that’s not exactly a crack problem, it’s a substance abuse/addiction problem.

  9. jones permalink
    September 4, 2008 12:46 AM

    Seriously Caroline? No really, you can’t be serious. What you thought was idiotic was actually 4 minutes and 7 seconds of pure bliss. If you want to see a real idiotic rant check out the following: Fred Thompson, Cindy McCain, tonights headliner. At least Diddy is funny. Certainly Sean Combs is as qualified to comment on politic as the cast of Fox and Friends.

  10. David O permalink
    September 4, 2008 5:18 PM

    Dear Anne,

    Palin has a lot in common with the average American. We like our animals dead before we eat them. To eat them dead, they must be killed.

    So Anne, which candidate is a vegetarian? Or will you be voting for a candidate that eats living animals?

  11. Eugene permalink
    September 5, 2008 12:43 AM

    You really need to do better research. Palin is tough, but where did you get the info about foreign policy experience. I, along with a lot of other people, would beg to differ

  12. Lucy permalink
    September 10, 2008 7:40 PM

    P. Diddy’s rant, I am sure as I refuse to listen, is idiotic…. This is only in reference to your statements backing Palin. I understand that as a Republican, you want to back your candidate. However, there has to come a point when you realize she really is not qualified. It is actually frightening to think of her as PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, if something were to happen to McCain. I’m curious whether you all see it, or are you so deadset on not having a Democrat in office, you will back anything, and lie at that.

  13. Drew permalink
    September 18, 2008 12:49 AM


    Often times I meet people who base their political sentiments solely on sparse or edited sound bites, attack ads and slanderous mistruths. (e.g. Obama is Muslim.) I then wonder to myself, “Will these people step in the booth on Election Day and cancel my vote?”

    While Diddy’s YouTube video may not have been by anyone’s standards a trenchant political analysis (or even be considered completely coherent), it might be wise not to, in the words of our 43rd POTUS, “misunderestimate” the man.

    Diddy is, first and foremost, an entertainer whose livelihood depends on album sales and royalties from merchandising and television. As an outright cultural touchstone in modern urban entertainment, he can choose to leverage his (admittedly ridiculous) persona as a tool to rally his fanbase, who are also potential voters. A Howard-educated music business mogul, Diddy is keen to the sentiment and vernacular of these consumers and I suspect that he is shrewdly and deliberately using a lack of sophistication and a hyperbolic delivery to connect to them.

    In sales terms, this is a base hit for Diddy, who has used his opportunistic marketing prowess to inject himself into the conversation by coining a cultural meme. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see Sean John-licensed shirts on the street that read, “McCain is Buggin!” In political terms, he will have an impact. He may not be factually accurate or eloquent in his diatribe, but will undoubtedly resonate with a few not so “well-versed” Americans who will proceed to cancel your McCain-Palin vote.

    If “it feels as if history is repeating itself,” (May I ask how? Your example?) it certainly is. It is no news that entertainers have long polluted the political process to act as surrogates, despite their experience or knowledge. It is also no news that politicians and their advisers have peppered their speeches with bits of vernacular to create the illusion of a connection with voters. Simply witness any overly colloquial politician here in SC. It’s really up to the “unwashed masses” to decide who is credible.

    What’s commendable is your faith in the people to recognize Diddy’s political lean. What’s contemptible is your subsequent indictment of the black community and exempting Barack Obama from them. While he may not be prone to using slang in his speeches, I’d imagine he might, unlike you, know the meaning of “buggin,” as he served as an organizer in their community. His non-existent pedigree not withstanding, I would argue all day long that Obama is more “in touch” with his constituency than his opponents.

    Beyond that, I won’t really give any credence to your parroting of Republican talking points. Foreign affairs? Seriously?

    A few other things that concern me: “Demure” is not a noun. Also, as of the 2006 census, Alaska has around 25,000 (about 3.6%) self-identifying blacks. Has our beloved J-School failed you?

    Feel free to e-mail me.

    My regards,


  14. Laura permalink
    September 30, 2008 4:36 AM

    Drew, what an excellent response to Caroline’s terribly misinformed post.

  15. Lena permalink
    October 12, 2008 7:42 AM

    The fact that anyone would even BACK palin is ridiculous, let alone outright say that she is the most fitting for the job. It’s pathetic. McCain is about 15 seconds away from dropping dead, can you imagine that idiot as our president? She is no Hillary Clinton. It’s obvious she’s only there to appeal to the female demographic.

    Her views on gay marriage and abortion rights are appalling.

    Her ignorance will set us back, there’s no doubt. We are trying to evolve not regress… She’s a disaster, it goes without saying.


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