Wednesday, October 25, 2006

An award well-deserved

The Magazine Publishers of America have given the award for 2006 Cover of the Year to this cover from The New Yorker. Here’s what the judges had to say about it:

“The ineptness of the response by FEMA and the U.S. government after Hurricane Katrina was an outrage to everyone who watched it unfold. The images of bodies floating unclaimed in murky waters were clear signs of the lack of care and empathy by those at the top of the government. In his cover, ‘Deluged,’ Barry Blitt turns the tables on the situation. As the Oval Office is slowly submerged, the reader gets a release that goes beyond the first laugh and unleashes the floodgates of the nation's collective anger.”

I wonder if the floodgates of the nation’s collective anger will be unleashed after the GOP and Diebold steal the 2006 election? Polls are clear the voters want to throw them out, but I no longer trust the voters’ intent will be honored. The media will talk about a last-minute effort by the GOP ground troops saving the day. Then people will just go back to sleep, resigning themselves to life in an America without a semblance of care and empathy.



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