Drawing on Our Fears

Magazine cover inflames rumors, ruffles feathers

getting better as President Bush and McCain claim. Obama also said that Gen. David Petraeus, the outgoing leader of U.S. military operations in Iraq, is doing a “terrific job with the cards that have been dealt to him.”

A spokesperson from The New Yorker says that there were currently no definite plans to do a similar satirical cover with McCain.

“Every day that The New Yorker cover is on the front page is a day that Obama’s message is being obscured,” Fauntroy says. “We aren’t talking about healthcare, foreign policy, or the address he made [Tuesday] to the NAACP.”

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