Barrack is channeling Bobby Riggs

I remember watching the Bobby Riggs vs. Billy Jean King Tennis match. I was just a kid at the time but what a great show. here we had a guy so pumped up on himself that he was carried into the stadium on a litter with pole bearers reminiscent of a Roman emperor. After all of the pomp, Billy Jean went about whooping his ass playing tennis. It was great theater as well as one of the best things that could have happened to the woman's rights movement at that time.

Now, Barrack Obama, who is struggling to find something he is better at than Sarah Palin, wants to challenge her to a basketball game. (ht to John Hawkins)

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Reports: The rivalry between the Democratic and Republican tickets for president could shift from the ballot box to the hardwood if Barack Obama has his way.

In an exclusive interview airing this morning on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," the Democratic nominee for president said he would be open to going one-on-one in basketball with Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

"You know, I would play her a game of horse," said Obama. "She looks like she’s got some game."

Palin was a standout high school basketball player whose skills on the court earned her the nickname Sarah Barracuda. But Obama said he doesn’t fear her.

"On the basketball court, I think I’d stand up pretty well," he said.

I would love to see this. It would be great theater, and it will do wonders for Palin's (and McCain's) election.

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