Tuesday, October 21, 2008

NY Times Features Bizarre Photo from McCain Rally on Front Page



Above is a photo from a McCain rally that is currently running on the front page of the NY Times webpage (link is here, but it will probably soon change). Look carefully. In the front row is a white guy wearing a Halloween mask that makes it appear that he is black. And immediately to his left is a woman wearing what appears to be a Sarah Palin mask.

What does this mean? No idea -- but the Times' caption merely says, "Above, a McCain rally in Concord, N.C."

Any thoughts on what is going on here?

UPDATE: As predicted, the photo is now off the front page, but you can still get it here. And there's a new caption: "Jason Waller, left, in an Obama mask, and Elazbeth Waller as Gov. Sarah Palin while Senator John McCain talks in Concord, N.C., on Saturday."

6 comments:

4822 said...

Someone is wearing an Obama mask and another a Palin mask - so what?

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Neocon Latina said...

Besides the fact that it would be strange to wear an Obama mask to a McCain rally, that does *not* look like Obama! But maybe it's just a really bad mask.

FASTAC_6 said...

>But maybe it's just a really bad mask.<
I think you summed up Barack Hussein Obama himself.

4822 said...

"Besides the fact that it would be strange to wear an Obama mask to a McCain rally,"

I think an Obama Halloween mask is totally appropriate at a McCain rally...I don't think McCain took offense in any way... Republicans do have a sense of humor...

Neocon Latina said...

I didn't say it was offensive, just bizarre.

But a large part of my confusion is that the mask does not look anything like Obama. For one thing, Obama's skin tone is far lighter than that. But if we accept the fact that it is Obama -- which I now do -- it really is no big deal.