Separated at Birth: Bob Barr and Jeremiah Wright

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May 13 2008 6:04 PM

Separated at Birth: Bob Barr and Jeremiah Wright

This presidential race is full of celebrity look-alikes. Hillary Clinton and Star Trek 's Tasha Yar . Fred Thompson and Javier Bardem . But rarely does someone intimately involved in the race look exactly like someone else intimately involved in the race. Behold the eerie resemblance of new Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr to America's most famous pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright:

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Other things the two men have in common: outspoken personalities, a love of TV cameras, and a roughly equal chance of winning the presidency.

Thanks to Slate 's Bill Smee for spotting the resemblance.  

Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.

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