June 10, 2005

Bolton-ed On


I know the BAG’s visual analysts at-large are going to have a field day with this one.

Here are a few of my takes:

I love the black-and-white. It’s brilliant. What better expression of this Cheney clone. It’s not even metaphorical. This guy is the picture of severity!  (This is in contrast to Howard Dean, who can say a lot of dumb things but remains colorful.)

This guys unacceptability is never more obvious then when you see his head on a woman’s body. From what I’ve read, he didn’t discriminate much regarding which gender he pushed around. With the high level of scrutiny in the Washington fishbowl, however, you’d think he would have pulled his punches more with women.

What’s wrong with the Democrats that we don’t see more simple and searingly creative expressions like this at a point where the Repubs are carrying SO much baggage on SO many issues?

I like the alignment of the Capitol.  The building looks like Bolton’s hat.

The other very very clever visual tag line embodied here (whether intended or not) is:  “The more you see of him, the worse he looks.” 

Prediction:  Harry (The Parliamentarian) Reid kicks Bill (Not Ready For Prime Time) Frist’s behind on this one.  I doubt Bolton will ever sees his up-or-down day in court. 

Your turn.

(Note: Unintended Dean comment struck 6/11/05 11:32am PST)

(image: Brendan Smialowski/AFP – File.  June 9, 2005 in YahooNews.)

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