Art for art’s sake, GOP edition


emember when I shared the photo of the Obama supporter with the T-shirt outside the stadium, just because I liked the picture?

Well, here is its perfect Republican complement. Beyond the fact that I like the picture, there is something about it that invokes the essence of support for the McCain-Palin ticket in the same way that the hip, youthful, stylized image of the Obama supporter did that ticket.

Do you agree?

Anyway, I actually managed to get this one into the paper — a black-and-white version of it, anyway. It will be on tomorrow’s op-ed page, with a Kathleen Parker column that it didn’t exactly go with, but sort of did.

5 thoughts on “Art for art’s sake, GOP edition

  1. Brad Warthen

    For those of you for whom art is not enough — the pesky folks among you who want the prose of facts — here is the caption from the photo:

    Patty Smith, left, and Helen Martin listen as Republican presidential candidate Sen., John McCain, R-AZ., and his vice presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, address supporters at a campaign rally in Lebanon, Ohio., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  2. Guero

    Mr. Warthen seeks to distract while his chosen one sinks to sewer level and below campaign tactics. Not a peep out of Mr. Warthen.
    Anyone surprised?

  3. Lee Muller

    Muslims Support Obama
    “I would like to see Obama become president of America because he champions ‘change and hope’, which we Muslims need as much as the Americans do,” Islamic television preacher Amr Khaled told AFP.
    Khaled told the forum that he speaks “on behalf of millions of Muslim youth who seek work, respect and freedom,” and urged the next US administration to “solve the political problems in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan, and not to mix between Muslims and extremists.”
    “The Indonesian people would love to see a (US) president who has studied at an elementary school in Jakarta,” Din Syamsuddin, chairman of Muhammadiyah, one of Indonesia’s largest Islamic organisations, told AFP in a reference to Obama.
    2008 US-Islam Congress, held in Qatari


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