Apr

18

 At lunch today, the semiologists in our office were puzzling over this photo, the centerpiece of a multi-page Obama hagiography in the current issue of New York Magazine (a glossy lifestyle-porn publication for affluent suburbanites).

The obvious religious tonality — "Obama Transfigured Before His Disciples" — must be intentional. The triptych format; the halo of light above him; his elevated position; his posture; his disciples gazing upward, hands clasped prayerfully.

Note the disciple seated on the right (yes, the Palindrome) — Judas, are we to think? Or Doubting Thomas? Poised to de-fund unless he sees "proof" in the early primaries?

Victor Niederhoffer comments:

The Palindrome looks like he's thinking about a chess problem.

Clive Burlin adds:

When I saw the picture, my first thought was: "Ha! That's what being uber-rich gets you, a chair to sit on while the riffraff have to stand!"


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  1. saloon singer on February 16, 2008 5:12 pm

    Somehow, it reminds of the witches coven in ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’

  2. Leland Milton Goldblatt on February 18, 2008 9:58 pm

    Obama is definitely transcending… satire. You can’t make this stuff up.

    Obama on the staircase at the New York fund raising event is my favorite. I hope you leave it in its present space.

    What I love about it is the symbolism of the sitting George Soros.

    It reminds me of the quote from the Wizard of Oz: “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”

    In this case it would be “pay no attention to the man sitting in the chair.”

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