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Obama takes off for Sex and the City

world Updated: May 02, 2008 22:50 IST

White House hopeful Barack Obama appeared on US late night television on Thursday joking about his miserable bowling skills and how he planned to take a day off the campaign to see the new

Sex and the City


Taking a light-hearted break from a difficult moment in his campaign, Obama returned as a guest to the David Letterman show for a deadpan delivery of the host-comedian's trademark “Top Ten” list.

Three months after his first appearance on show, the Democratic presidential candidate was back on again with 10 “Surprising Facts About Barack Obama.”

The list brimmed with self-deprecating jokes aimed at the blue-collar voters that the African-American senator is having trouble wooing. He made light of his disastrous attempt at bowling before the recent Pennsylvania primary, and said he was seeking an endorsement from a popular top racehorse.

And he “revealed” that “In the Illinois primary, I accidentally voted for (Dennis) Kucinich,” referring to his ultra-liberal rival. But Obama skirted the controversy over his outspoken former pastor that has bogged down his presidential campaign.

The other “Surprising Facts” about Barack Obama included:

Number 10: “My first act as President will be to stop the fighting between Lauren and Heidi on the Hills,” he began, referring to a popular MTV series.

Seven: “Throughout High School I was consistently voted ‘Barackiest’.”

Five: “I have canceled all my appearances the day the Sex and the City movie opens.” And the number one position on the Obama Top Ten: “I have not slept since October.”