September 28, 2008
Your Turn: Trickster McCain
In the progressively evolving search for the perfect visual McCain analogy (as Mac continues to reveal himself), this feels chillingly incisive. I’ll leave it to you to elaborate why.
The image was created with Photoshop by graphic designer Marco Acevedo inspired by McCain’s campaign “suspension.” I encourage you to read Marco’s entire post, titled “Joker’s Wild.” He accompanies the image with the following quote:
“Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it. You know, I just do things.” —the Joker in The Dark Knight
Update: A friend just took issue with me for posting this image, especially in light of the recent Jill Greenberg controversy. Given The BAG is primarily dedicated to the analysis of (unaltered) political imagery, I thought I’d bounce this issue off you, as well. … I would briefly say, however — and I think this is what Acevedo was getting at here — that visual interpreters of all kinds have an opportunity, in fact, a moral obligation even — without undo malice, which is what Greenberg was so affected by — to expose, for the American people, a candidate who is so blatantly not who he poses himself to be on the surface.
(photoshopped image: Marco Acevedo/Hokum at Open.Salon)
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