2008 Presidential Election

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Cindy McCain Caught Kissing Another Dude?

Could wife-bot Cindy McCain possibly be cheating on sexy Almost-President, John McCain? That’s what the National Enquirer is saying, after their spies spotted a Cindy look-alike sucking face with a pony-tailed(!) hunk who looked like “a washed-up ’80s rock musician” at a Moody Blues concert in Tempe, Arizona. Yes, there are photos of the lip-lock, but all it really shows is a random blond gettin’ her mid-life crisis on.

We imagine that Cindy is just one of a billion icey fake blondes residing in this retirement hub, so surely the Enquirer’s spies could have their info wrong. Not to mention, she’s invested in a deep, loving marriage with a man who lives across the country and enjoys calling her a “trollop” and a “c*nt”. Surely they’ve got the wrong gal, right?  [Photo: GettyImages]

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Barack the Merchandise

President-elect Barack Obama will not only go down in history as the first African-American president (we’re still beaming), but also for his progressive marketing (including the works of artist Shepard Fairey) and online initiatives that have proven that you can be creative AND effective. Mindblowing!

And while the rest of the world is applauding our progressive decision, at home we’re patting our own backs for making history — and making products! Because it wasn’t just the Barack camp the got creative — Americans are nothing if not opportunistic. Here’s just a few of the ways Obama fans show their um, love — from the beautiful to the downright bizarre. — Evan G

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Bonus: Barack Rolled = Tee Hee

This Internet phenomenon just keeps on rick-rolling. And we just keep on laughing.

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Oprah Meets Her New Boyfriend

If you watched President-Elect Barack Obama‘s acceptance speech Tuesday night, you couldn’t help but notice the chunky nerd Oprah Winfrey was clinging to as Obama brought down the house (seen above on the left). Fans of the O might have gasped nervously, as we all know she’s essentially in a common law marriage with Stedman Graham, but he was there too, standing behind her as she draped herself all over this new man. Oprah’s new favorite thing was not a bodyguard, a publicist, or an anonymous super-rich dude, but a just stranger she felt like embracing. “I don’t know him, but he was very nice to me,” Oprah said she told her friends. “At one point I was just sobbing on his shoulder, mascara everywhere.”

Oprah can hug whoever she wants, whenever she wants, and Sam Perry, volunteer Communications Director of the Silicon Valley Obama office, just happened to be that guy on Tuesday night. But don’t feel too bad for Oprah’s one night stand – he’ll be appearing on her show today for more tears.  [Sun-Times. Photo: GettyImages]

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The Sarah Palin Towel Pic That Could Have Been

The post-election blame-fest is well underway in the McCain-Palin camp, and Sarah Palin is receiving the bulk of the verbal punches. McCain’s peeps are painting their VP pic as ignorant, greedy and an exhibitionist. Maybe she would have been an awesome Veep after all?

Sources say that when advisers came to her hotel room to brief her before the Republican Convention, “Palin sailed into the room wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair. She told them to chat with her laconic husband, Todd. “I’ll be just a minute,” she said.”

In honor of what is surely one of the greatest political moments to occur on American soil since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we present an artist’s interpretation of the Great Palin Towel Talk of 2008, above. History looks best when dripping wet, don’tcha think?

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Obama Wins Big, The World Parties

Barack Obama‘s win as the next President of the United States inspired celebration in streets across America and the world. In New York City alone it was like Mardi Gras in neighborhoods (check out Brooklyn, above) through out the city: cow bells, singing, hugging and dancing. Scandalist’s own Becky Howard, who’s based in London, described her city’s reaction:

It was mad here, almost as if we were electing our own leader. London last night was totally overtaken by election fever – loads of bars stayed open to follow the results as they happened…I’d say 99% of Londoners were supportive of Barack and totally worried that he might not win at the last moment. Everyone was in massive party mode, and it definitely captured everyone’s imagination – not just the ex-pat Americans living over here.

For other celebrations around America and the world, peep our massive gallery below. The night of November 4th might have just been the biggest global party ever. Eat it, New Year’s Eve!

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Celebs Freak Out Over Obama Win

What, you expected celebs to stay silent about last night’s big win for President-Elect Barack Obama? No such luck, my friends. Everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Diddy to Jessica Alba had something to say about 2008′s historic election. Read ‘em all in our round up below.

  • Oprah Winfrey, one of Obama’s biggest celebrity supporters, couldn’t keep her excitement hidden. “I’m vibrating,” she gushed to Us magazine. Might be a little TMI, Oprah! She also told the BBC, “It feels like hope won. It feels like there’s a shift in consciousness. It feels like something really big and bold has happened here, like nothing ever in our lifetimes did we expect this to happen.”
  • Usher: “It’s so incredible to see that this historical thing has happened, man…The public service that went into this and the encouragement that came out of it, it’s just incredible to see it happen.”
  • Lindsay Lohan, on her Myspace blog, of course: “OBAMA IS OUR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! everyone that voted, no matter their choice…should be proud for voting in the first place :)”
  • Diddy takes responsibility for Obama’s win: “I felt like my vote was the vote that put him into office. … And that may not be true but that’s how much power it felt like I had.”
  • The always astute and reflective Jessica Alba: “I was surprised that McCain brought race into his speech. I guess he was trying to bring people together.”
  • A cute message from Kanye West to his deceased mom: “HI MOM, OBAMA WON!”
  • Pete Wentz shouts out new Vice President Joe Biden, “I would not be standing here actually in reality, at all, because my parents met working for [vice president elect] Biden. They met on a campaign so they have this particular affection for Joe – he came to their wedding. If it weren’t for Joe Biden, I would not exist as a human being.”
  • Spike Lee: “I think that’s a lot to do with young white Americans – they don’t have the same views as their parents.”
  • George Clooney: “I congratulate President-elect Obama on his historic victory, and now it’s time to begin unifying the country so we can take on the extraordinary challenges that this generation faces.”

Browse through photos of celebs casting their vote yesterday.

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Barack Wins! Share Thoughts!

Ladies and gentlemen, the fight for “real change” has a winner: Barack Obama. The senator has been voted in as the 44th president of the United States — and the first-ever African-American to hold the nation’s top position. It’s a historic day, a day that many black Americans thought they’d never see. And the campaign has been a long road, filled with passionate speeches, bruising rumors, ugly bipartisan politics, and many SNL parodies. Obama’s path to the presidency inspired many, of all ages, race, and economic backgrounds. (Pics below).

But with the U.S. in the throes of two wars and an economic meltdown that has no end in sight, Barack has his work cut out for him. Will he make a good Chief Executive? Share your thoughts on President Obama.

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Afternoon Snack: Senator Bed Head

He may have a few houses and a dozen cars, but with his bed head, Starbucks and cellphone, the disheveled John McCain (spotted this morning on his Phoenix balcony) looks just like us. Let’s hope he maintains this look if he becomes President.

Go vote!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Why Can’t Kids Vote?!

The future of our country is bright, if these students from Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta are any indication. Set to the beat of T.I.‘s “Whatever You Like,” their politically enthusiastic song and dance number has been racking up the YouTube views. They may have to wait quite a few years before they’re eligible to vote, but they already understand the issues that affect their communities. After the jump, see CNN correspondent Kyra Phillips toss the kids some questions — and be prepared to be awed by their prescient and knowledgeable responses.

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Paris Hilton Wants Your Vote

Paris Hilton has released her latest musical venture, “Paris For President,” and while the song itself is as horrendous as her singing voice, the lyrics are kinda cute. She sings about “trading in the cabinet for a walk-in closet,” and coos that  “global warming is totally not hot.” Awww, did our little Paris just make a funny? The heiress is also a total liberal, offering her sing-songly support of gay marriage. Give it a listen once, and then turn down the volume and watch her stumble around awkwardly in a bikini numerous times. The United Skanks of America is in good hands.