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Election ’08: What Would Buffy Do?

by Staff


Tags: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy, Republican villains, presidential election, pop-culture politics,

Or rather, Whom would Buffy slay? Utne.com uberintern Brendan Mackie just pointed me to Cogitamus’ expertly assessed lineup of Republican candidates as Buffy the Vampire Slayer villains.

John McCain is tagged as The Master, Buffy’s season one threat and a recurrent lurking danger:

The oldest vampire. Got killed early, but there’s some talk about how he might rise again. 

And Ron Paul stands in as Moloch the Corruptor, an ancient demon that finds new life haunting the Internet:

He’s been around a long time, but he only recently absorbed himself into the internet, where he now has a bunch of overexcited followers who spend too much time online. 

If Buffy’s not your pop-culture point of reference, you should 1) rethink your pop-culture frame of reference, and 2) enjoy the more accessible slate of Star Wars candidate analogies posted on Craigslist.

Hannah Lobel