Political art, for art’s sake

Do you like my latest header image (I figured y’all had had your fill of the ugly, rusty car with the big Confederate flag painted on it)? It’s filled with hidden meaning, regarding our political past and future.

It was taken at the S.C. State Museum Dec. 15, 2007, a Saturday, after a John McCain event in which he had publicly accepted the support of a large number of retired admirals and generals. (It was the same day I got his attractive young press secretary to promise me, on video, that she would quit smoking if he got the nomination. I wonder whether she did?) He and supporters were getting onto the elevator, and before the doors closed I got this artsy-blurry shot, which I think looks fairly cool.

At the far right, somewhat out of focus, you have a figure from our recent political past. Then at the opposite end, you  see the back of someone we’ll hear a lot from going into 2010. Since he represents the future, you can’t see his face. You know, the future being hidden from us and all.

Like I said, Baby, fraught with meaning…


5 thoughts on “Political art, for art’s sake

  1. BillC

    Don’t worry, if the people who did McMaster’s latest television political ad get ahold of him they’ll put enough makeup on him, like they did for the commercial, to try and make him look 20 years younger. The only man I’ve seen on television with more makeup than that is is Joe Penner.

  2. doug_ross

    Was McCain just being a “maverick” by facing the opposite direction or did one of his handlers forget to explain how an elevator works?

    Obama’s fallen short of my low expectations for him as President… but McCain/Palin would have been worse.

    On an unrelated note – I read something today that made a lot of senses. Obama’s mistake in trying to get healthcare reform pushed through is that the Democrat message has been more about cost than anything else. The key themes should have been ACCESS and COVERAGE. When it comes to healthcare, people are less worried about cost than they are about being able to get good care in the first place.

    Also saw that cardiologists and oncologists are starting to fight back against the planned 10% cut in fees Medicare will pay next year. As I’ve said repeatedly, if you try to monkey with the price of a good/service there will be consequences. The result will be fewer cardiologists and oncologists will serve Medicare patients — thus implementing rationing by default.

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