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Game in ‘Jersey Shore’ town features Obama target

SEASIDE HEIGHTS | A boardwalk game in the town where the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore” is filmed features a caricature of President Obama as a moving target along with likenesses of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

People playing the “Walkin Charlie” game in Seaside Heights can win a prize if they knock a plate out of the turntable targets, which include Mr. Obama depicted with exaggerated ears and smile.

The New Jersey game’s creator, Tom Whalen, was not in when the Associated Press called seeking comment Tuesday.

Mr. Whalen told CBS3-TV in Philadelphia that the game is for fun and that he hopes it doesn’t offend anyone. He also said he planned to add Sarah Palin, Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President George W. Bush.


Manager: Reality show to focus on political run

JUNEAU | From Playgirl to … politico?

That’s right: Levi Johnston’s manager, Tank Jones, is confirming a report that Mr. Johnston is planning to run for city office in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, as part of a reality TV show.

Wasilla is where Sarah Palin got her start in politics, moving up from City Council to mayor before winning election as Alaska’s governor in 2006. Mr. Johnston, 20, is the father of Mrs. Palin’s grandson, Tripp, and the recently off-again flame to her daughter Bristol.

Mr. Jones said Mr. Johnston is serious about a run, either for mayor or City Council.

“Let me put it to you like this: If you live in a town and things are happening in that town, and you’re displeased with it, what do you do? You try to change those things,” Mr. Jones said.

He declined to give specifics on what Mr. Johnston wants to change but insisted the run is real. “This is not a spoof. This is not a joke,” Mr. Jones said.

According to the Wasilla city clerk, the next mayoral election is in 2011. The candidate filing period for council elections this October closed July 30. Mr. Johnston isn’t listed among those candidates.


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