After generating much scorn for publishing an over-the-top satire of Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on the cover of the magazine, I thought I would help the New Yorker out by offering them this artwork with John McCain for the cover of next month’s issue:
I’m sure they will be more than pleased and will take no offense. After all, editor David Remnick responded to the Obama controversy by saying…
“It’s clearly a joke, a parody of these crazy fears and rumours and scare tactics about Obama’s past and ideology. And if you can’t tell it’s a joke by the flag burning in the Oval Office, I don’t know what more to say.”
This McCain cover is also a parody and a joke. Well, it’s a parody – McCain is the joke.