Maybe D.C. gridlock is the manifest issue here, but this cover has Presidential politics written all over it.
Is TIME — perhaps panicking over a one-sided, low-drama (read: “low eyeball”) election — lobbying for a GOP line-up overhaul? And, could they even be field-testing some supposedly “playing-field leveling” conventional wisdom? In other words, is there a potential meme here marking the Dems for packing the White House field with Senators. (And then, who would be more fitting for an anti-D.C. attack, by the way, than the former First Lady?)
(image: Platon for TIME. June 25, 2007. time.com)