If Barack Obama is elected President of the United States, he must also give up his role as both a United States Senator from Illinois and his role as Moe in the wildly popular Canadian kids show “The Doodlebops.” The rules that govern America state that nobody can hold two offices or a role in a foreign television program while president.
Obama took the role as Moe in 2004 and has continued to film shows and tour with the group. However, his role as a Canadian pop sensation is at odds with national security if elected president, according to Washington sources. Known as the “Fred Thompson Exception,” the president can hold office with a role in an American television series, or appear in films made in Hollywood. Senator McCain, for example, could appear in another Wedding Crashers installment (see video here).
The recurring theme of Moe at the beginning of each “Doodlebops” episode is that he can never be found, a sentiment repeated by McCain when he wanted to appear with Obama in townhall-style debates this summer. However, Obama was in the midst of a grueling tour with the band. Especially difficult are all the break-dancing moves that Moe must perform each night, a throwback to Barack’s street performances while growing up in Honolulu.
On the television series, Moe is a colorful character who plays the drums and is quite energetic. He hides somewhere in Doodlebops Central at the start of each episode and he always must pull the rope, which results in a drenching of water. This addictive behavior has some in Washington concerned about his ability to lead. “What if he hides in the Oval Office each day?” said a McCain operative. “Or what if he develops a propensity to pushing buttons? Do we want this type of person with one finger on our nuclear arsenal?”
The television program promotes unity amongst its three main characters, and Obama has carried that message to the American public. It also promotes Canadian values like socialism and mispronouncing the word “out,” and that’s where the conflict of interest would occur. While McCain appeared in a “Boobfest” about guys getting laid using false pretenses, it was good American fun, and not Canadian propaganda.
Here are some of Moe’s favorites:
- Instrument: drums
- Favorite color: orange
- Favorite activity: making noise!
- Favorite food: celery...because it's loud!
- Loves to read about: Dinosaurs
- Favorite animal: monkey
- Very good at: playing hide and seek
- Always has: messy hair
- Favorite saying: "Taa daa! Here I am!"