New Yorker cover depicts Barack Obama as Muslim - International Herald Tribune
Can you take a joke?
Apparently not is the word from the Obama campaign:
"The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create," said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton. "But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree."We have worried in our conversations about how Obama would think and react if he is ever president and negotiating with some of the nasty bastards who run powerful countries like Russia and China, or just nuclear-tipped tin pots.
Normally, in history, it would be the wise move of a presidential candidate to show he could keep cool and sharp in face of all the nastiness the media, the opposition, and the world throw at him.
Is it simply a case that there are a few too many grains of truth in the cartoon for Obama to rest easy?
Or is it that his campaign is so deeply indebted to victimary politics that it has just become second nature to play the victim in hope of gaining the rewards that position so often endows in our "post-colonial" culture?
In any case, it may be little tiffs like this that provide the real revelations into what America now is. The candidates aren't actually saying anything yet, are they?
Meanwhile, bin Laden family consider buying Newcastle United
Just another coal miner's hero!
Maybe Obama's camp is fussing because they don't want us to read the article which is not at all about what this cartoon suggests.