Monday, July 14, 2008

The New Yorker on Chicago's Obama

The cover of the latest New Yorker magazine is a sensation, picturing Michelle Obama as a gun-toting radical, and Backack Obama as an Indonesian. The two are shown fist-bumping in theOval Office, which features a portrait of Osama Bin Laden and an American flag burning in the fireplace. Both campaigns have condemned the satirical cover, which departs from the adoring and unquestioning attention from that the mainstream media has lavished upon the Obamas.

Featured in the magazine is a long article about Obama's time in Chicago. About half way through the article (pages 10-11 for those of you in a hurry) is a great discussion of the district carved for Obama's state senate seat in 2000. It's an interesting read, and presents Obama in a far more positive light than the cover of the magazine.



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