Meet the Veeps: Chris Tucker

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Obama, Tucker (inset) (Photo: Getty Images) Admitted youthful drug user Barack Obama has all but sewn up the South Carolina student stoner vote. Don't believe us? If Obama campaign mainstay and Harold and Kumar star Kal Penn's brief South Carolina appearance didn't do it, motormouthed comedian Chris Tucker's appearance at Clemson University Wednesday sealed the deal. And Tucker made it known he's got a vice presidency on his mind as payment.

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At the relatively press-free, 300-person event, the Friday star and Fantastic Four actress Kerry Washington worked the room as an advance team for Obama, who is scheduled to speak at Clemson on, you guessed it, Friday. The last-minute appearance was held, by accident or design, at Tillman Hall Auditorium, named for Clemson cofounder and all-around white supremacist "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman. You know, the former governor of South Carolina responsible for such gems as, "We of the South have never recognized the right of the Negro to govern white men, and we never will. We have never believed him to be the equal of the white man, and we will not submit to his gratifying his lust on our wives and daughters without lynching him." Yeah, Tillman woulda hated Barack Obama.



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