Article published on the 2008-11-05 Latest update 2008-11-05 09:54 TU
With an election just four days away, who could ignore the excitement ahead or the celebrities created during the campaign?
Republican Vice-President Sarah Palin, famous for her clothing budget and folksy phrases and gestures, was already a target of TV comedians. Now her impersonators hit the streets.
Also in the Republican camp, the man now known as Joe the Plumber, who challenged Barack Obama over his tax plans, inspired imitators ... or were they satirists?
If voting booths reminded Americans of their civic duty, the Wall Street rescue package recalled the contribution they will have to make to recover from the financial crisis.