This cover on the New Yorker magazine caused quite a (negative) stir recently. Disgusting and reprehensible were words applied to it, I recall. It seems, now, however, that it was pretty much on the mark. Yes indeed, listen to Sarah Palin talk and watch McCain’s ads (“Obama, too dangerous for America!”) and this cover appears to have been strangely prescient. “This is what we’ve come to,” it was saying, and it was right.
I guess I’m a terrorist too, or at least a sympathizer. I occasionally attend cultural events in town at a foundation administered by a fellow who did time for some criminal political activity in the 60s. Oh, yes, and my wife has crossed paths in the field of adult education with Cathy Wilkerson, the Weather Underground member who demolished her parents’ townhouse in Greenwich Village with a too-sensitive bomb.
I think Obama was in grade school while this was going on. Palin probably wasn’t born yet.
Guilt by association. Palin & McCain, the Grand Inquisitors.