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Barack Obama No Stripper Pol

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

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Lots of politicians like strippers. John McCain, for example, used to date one known as "the Flame Thrower." But Barack Obama apparently isn't a member of the club: His brother-in-law is telling the BBC that Obama fled his 1997 stag party in London as soon as things started getting seedy. According to the then-groom, Obama was fine throwing back a few drinks, but hit the eject button on the boys' night out immediately after "lo and behold, a stripper-gram turned up." It's not known if Col Allen was aware of this stripper aversion before awarding Obama with an endorsement in today's New York Post.

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