McCain’s attack ad says that Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world implying that he is right up there with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Actually, McCain could have used one more example, the garden gnome. For centuries garden gnomes tried to lead a quiet life among humans and shunned any sort of attention. Now they are appearing everywhere. We see them in print and television ads and in movies. Recently, Uluru, a high end clothing manufacturer used one of our garden gnomes on the front cover of their printed “Holiday Resort 2008” catalog.
Their popularity and their celebrity status are growing just like Obama’s. If Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world, then garden gnomes must not be too far behind him. If fact, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if we get a call from the White House some day asking us to ship some to Mr. Obama. After all, being a celebrity has its perks.