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The father may, at the very last minute, change your newborn daughter’s name from a perfectly lovely human name like “Ava Grace” to a horrifically awful life-bummer like, say, “Sarah McCain Palin.”

“I took one for the cause,” said the Elizabethton, Tenn. man who did just that, changing the name on his daughter’s birth certificate without informing his wife (and mother to his absurdly stupidly named child). The man, Mark Ciptak, added that he hopes the christening will help “get the word out” about this McCain/Palin thing, at this point pretty much an under-the-radar, word of mouth sort of operation.

Desperate republicans now scrambling to justify how Barack Hussein Obama can still be the funniest name in campaign history.