WOW, Newsweek Cover: "The First Gay President"
[Sometimes even Newsweek is accurate.]
Since the President himself is not gay, "Pro-Gay President" would be more exact..n/t
[Either way, Ben Burch will take it.]
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
[Whispered the voice from the Seinfeld wing of DUmmieland.]
WTF??? I know..I'm dreaming...a well-meaning fourth grade student was allowed to write the copy for the cover of an internationally distributed magazine...or...DC Comics has a new Bizarro World mag disguised for April Fools... Jesus...no, i'm awake. Did someone tell Michelle about this, or like Rudy Giuliani's wife, who apparrently didn't know she was getting a divorce, did she have to hear this stuff from the media?
[I think Michelle knew about this long, long ago.]
Yeah, I kind of agree. Beltway folks and politicos will get it almost certainly...but it's going to cause the same sort of "Whaaa?" reaction from people that that goddamned awful New Yorker cover did, with Obama and his wife dressed up like terrorists, fist-bumping in the Oval Office did.
Wonder what Michelle will think of that.
[She will think that he is the first metrosexual president.]
I would hazard a guess that this won't go over well with some people while most everyone was fine with the media pronouncing Clinton "the first black President."
[It will go over quite well with Ben Burch.]
f*ck newsweek....the wingers will only see the headline....and believe it.
President Obama reads Andrew's Blog the Daily Dish.
[Did Newsweek dish out one secret too many?]
Unfortunately, some bigots who might otherwise vote for Obama will also be turned against him because of this. I absoutely wish that our society were mature enough and decent enough to elect a gay president--or a woman president, for that matter--but I do not think it is. Of course, I also wish I could trust the American people in general to udnerstand what is meant by this cover.
[Oh we understand the cover quite well. Hee! Hee!]
It Could Have Been Worse. They could have had him suckling the nipple of another man on the cover.
[Ben Burch just volunteered to be that other man.]
Between this and the Time magazine cover... It's amazing that news weeklies have lasted this long.
[This week I am predicting the biggest sales for Newsweek in years. Almost every gay bar in the country will buy a copy just to put that cover on their walls.]