CAMILLE PAGLIA: “Obama’s folksy come-on is as bad as Madonna’s faux British — and both are in desperate need of fresh inspiration.” Jeez, if people are comparing him to Madonna, he really has been overexposed. Plus, this: “A major gaffe this summer has been that, in trying to act more casual and folksy to appeal to working-class white voters, Obama has resorted to a cringe-making use of inner-city black intonations and jokey phrasings — exactly the wrong tactic.” Yes, since — given his actual background — it’s as phony as if I did the same.