Four years ago, when Barack Obama appeared on the cover of the New Yorker in the satirical picture featured right, there was a big scandal.(Although there`s many a true word spoken in jest.)
As a result of his lackluster performance in the recent debate, this week he does not appear on the the cover of the New Yorker. His place is taken by Clint Eastwood`s empty chair.
Query, if putting Obama on the cover is racist, does that mean leaving him off is not racist? I doubt it. You see, before Obama was ellected, I wrote that anything you say about him is a gaffe. That applies to anything you don`t say, and to cartoons in which he does not appear.