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October 5, 2008

All Hands On Deck

Fey Mccain Life

Although this old LIFE Magazine cover with Tina Fey and John McCain has been making the rounds for about a month now, I haven’t noticed anyone relate it to the sexual dynamics of the Palin-McCain ticket.

Given how Palin has energized McCain, I think this cover — distributed four Septembers ago during the dwindling days of the Bush – Kerry contest — is, well, on the personal side.  In fact, if a news magazine had the balls, I could easily imagine McCain and the real Sarah posing exactly the same way illustrating how McCain would be nowhere right now without those Alaskan hands on deck.

Backstory at Poynter Forums

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