The New Yorker has a satirical cover
with Barack and Michelle in the Oval Office. A flag is burning in the fireplace. Osama's portrait hangs on the wall. Barack wears a turban and sandals. Michelle has an afro, camo pants, and assault rifle. They are doing a fist bump.
The idea, the editors say, is to make fun of people's irrational fears.
The featured story, inside the magazine, is about Obama's career in Chicago
. In the story, apparently, he comes across as an ambitious politician, not a real revolutionary.
Ann Althouse thinks the cover is hilariously funny
The Obama campaign claims it's tasteless and offensive
. And the McCain campaign agrees!
When you make fun of fears, by naming them,
sometimes you just end up inflaming them.