You've heard of a "staw man" argument, but this is ridiculous.

In a Fox Business broadcast, libertarian opinion host John Stossel hosted Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) in a fake debate with a pretty lousy Obama impersonator.

In his best, uh, what Wonkette called "squirrel voice," the presidential impersonator delivered up thinly veiled talking points culled from Obama's speeches, offering very little competition to the iconoclastic Texan and smiling as if he were "in" on the joke.

It almost defies description. Just watch.

This video was broadcast by Fox Business on Thursday, April 28, 2011, as snipped by liberal watchdog group Media Matters.