McCain and Obama on International Talk Like a Pirate day

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It's "International Talk Like a Pirate Day," and somehow -- despite jumping on virtually every issue and occasion to go at each other -- neither John McCain nor Barack Obama bothered to fire off an election year "yar."

It is our duty therefore to re-write a couple of their most recent commercials in pirate-talk. We use the "official" International Talk Like a Pirate web site as a guide to correct phraseology. Please send any complaints on verbal usage to that site. When a pirate spouts the lines instead of a golden-toned TV announcer, you can really see how attack ads go overboard.

Patriotic Act (a McCain commercial - click for the actual spot)

Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Joe Biden be hoistin' the grog. The bilge rat is wantin' to pillage your booty.

Obama and Biden voted to plunder yer doubloons even if ye have only 42,000 doubloons to yer name.

Higher taxes on seen-yarrrrrrrrrrs.

Higher taxes on yer lights.

Lots more plunderin'...

Lots more pillagin'...

Obama-Biden. Like getting keelhauled in yer rudder.

I'm John McCain and I be approvin' this message.

Who Advises? (an Obama commercial - click for the actual spot)

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr. John McCain sez on the economy he's marooned on the Island of Dumb.

Who are his mateys? Carly Fiorina the lass HP threw overboard, but she pillaged 42 million doubloons before escapin'.

Phil Gramm, the chumbucket from Texas, who called ye a nation of whinerrrrrrrrrrs.

George Bush, the hornswagglin' scallywag who McCain be following up the poop-deck.

They think the economy is just saucy.

We know it's a bilge-sucking dog.

John McCain - feed the fish with him.

I'm Barack Obama and aye approve this beauty of an ad.

Other pirate sites of note

This post is ARRRR-rated -- Boston.com

Arrr, it be talk like a pirate day -- Tech Digest

Ahoy there matey!: It's speak like a pirate day -- Seattle Post Intelligencer

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr you ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day? -- Chicago Sun Times

Ayephone talks like a pirate so you don't have to -- MacWorld

Ahoy! International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2008 be Arrivin' ye Landlubbers -- Wired

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