Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Vetting Begins

Barry Blitt obviously really loves controversy! As though his first Obama terrorist fist-jab New Yorker cover didn't generate enough brouhaha during the election, he really does it this time. It was bad enough with the Muslim, Flag-burning, Osama loving, fist bumping Osama cover. But this time in the most recent New Yorker -- he mocks dogs!

As FishbowlNY says, Covering Barack: The New Yorker Vets the President-Elect:

Barry Blitt, the cartoonist responsible for the New Yorker's controversial terrorist fist-jabbing cover, among others, returns this week to "vet" Barack Obama. Of course this time around "Vetting" refers to the all important decision of picking a "first" puppy — thus far we know they want a mutt, but that it needs to be hypoallergenic and won't be a girly dog. The cover may not be all that far off the mark, actually, turns out the original meaning of the word "vetting" was to to "submit an animal to examination by a veterinarian."
Well, at least it looks like Barack is putting the First Pet through the same vetting process as the rest of his Cabinet and advisors. And he is clearly is spending more time vetting the First Pet than McCain did his VP choice.

Of course, this is just an excuse to continue my series on the (in)famous New Yorker cover. See, e.g., Cover of the Day.

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