Okay, now that "Vanity Fair"has decided to spoof the McCains (when will it end?) with a take off of the "New Yorker" cover, are you Obamaholics going to be just as outraged at them? That is the Constitution in the fire place (wait, I thought satire wasn't supposed to be true the republicans did trash the Constitution.) That is the frat boy's picture on the wall. That is Mr. Morton with a walker, and that is his wife with a bunch of pills... wait a minute, all of this shit they are showing has some truth to it, so is it really satire?
I never thought I would find myself agreeing with a writer from "The American Conservative", But Daniel Larison makes an interesting point:
"No doubt, there will be a hue and cry about “ageism.” The thing that seems strange to me is that every time someone tries to do a McCain parody of the now-infamous New Yorker cover, they end up denying the intention and context of the satire that they are parodying. There is essentially nothing in this image that is not an exaggeration, or just a representation, of things that are true about John McCain: he is old, his wife once had a problem with prescription drugs, he is closely aligned with George Bush and he does support policies that violate the Constitution. As a caricature, it works quite well. As a parody of an image that is supposed to be mocking absurd claims about the Obamas, it completely fails, because the point of the New Yorker image is supposed to be that everything in it is ludicrous and false and obviously so and, more to the point, it is supposed to be exaggerating the absurd claims to their most extreme form. (The problem with the original image, as I’ve said before, is that it did not exaggerate the claims, but simply repeated them.)"
Yes Vanity Fair did come up kind of lame, it's never good to be the second one out the box with something like this. But just as I wrote about the "New Yorker" cover, I think "Vanity Fair" has every right to publish this spoof of the McCains on theirs or on their web site. Of course they may have some other issues as well, with some folks crying copy cat; but that's on them.
I wonder how the repukelicans will react to this? After all, they were all over you Obamaholics to grow some and stop whining. Let's see if they take their own advise. Of course the "New Yorker" cover was clearly a lie, this one; not so much. And you know what they say: "the truth hurts."