May 14, 2008

Hung Over In Mississippi

Cheneydavis On one hand, it’s a fairly run-of-the-mill newswire shot.  For an Administration that has made its name on the strategic use of signs, slogans and symbolism, however, I think it’s cleverly fateful.

The pic was shot Monday, the day before the GOP — running hard against Obama in Mississippi (and hitting all the racial keys) — lost still another special Congressional election.

You could say that the fact Davis lost to Childers — after the Administration has so damaged the party — can be directly hung over Cheney’s head.  Looked at dimensionally, with the stars-and-stripe behind the sign, the photo also suggests that while Cheney/Bush continue to soak up the limelight, the ’08 Republican slate — in the fuzzy state that it is — is now awkwardly caught between the Administration and the republic.

Democrats Capture Deep-Red Mississippi House Seat (TPM)

Republican Election Losses Stir Fall Fears (NYT)

(image: Rogelio V. Solis/AP.  Southaven, Miss. May 12, 2008)

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