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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kenneth the page vs. Jindal the governor

Winston Churchill once said, "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." Perhaps the 21st century should amend the quote to include internet memes, which apparently can circle the world dozens of times before either lies or truth get started. After Barack Obama's non-State of the Union address Tuesday night, Bobby Jindal's officially Republican response almost instantly received comparisons to the delivery of Conyers native Jack McBrayer in his role as naive man-child Kenneth the page on NBC's "30 Rock." By Wednesday night, Jimmy Fallon's on-line "Beta-test" version of "Late Night" (to be broadcast on NBC beginning March 2) had McBrayer on the show for his response to the Internet's response to Jindal's response:

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