Monday, July 14, 2008

When Good Jokes Go Bad

Here's the upcoming cover of The New Yorker. As you can see it features Barack in a Muslim head wrap and Michelle looking like some kind of militant Black woman [check the afro]. Also depicted is a burning American flan and a portrait of Osama Bin Laden. Apparently the people over at The New Yorker tried to make light of all the terrorist jokes made about the Obama family. They failed horribly. Both Senator Obama and McCain have called this image tastless and offensive. I personally think it would have been better if it depicted McCain and his wife in this setting. Reversing the roles probably would have made the joke more obvious.
In other news, later today Mr. George W. Bush is set to lift the ban on offshore drilling [for oil of course]. No surprise there. This guy clearly doesn't understand the meaning of alternative fuel, and shows no concern for the rising costs of oil. Oh well........ Obama '08.