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Monday, July 21, 2008

Images of the Day

posted by on July 21 at 12:15 PM

As Ben Smith says, today’s fight for the best visual is not even close:


That’s Barack Obama today in Iraq with Gen. David Petreaus and John McCain today with the elder George Bush.

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Property of #41, indeed.

Posted by monkey | July 21, 2008 12:19 PM

Oh, wow. I think if anyone was ever worried that Obama might end up reliving Dukakis's tank moment, they can stop worrying. What a badass!

Posted by Levislade | July 21, 2008 12:23 PM

I looked at that pic with Obama and frankly, I have to go jack off.

Hell, he makes Bill Clinton and JFK look like fucking pansies!

Posted by Andrew | July 21, 2008 12:30 PM

Jesus, that's hot.

And people wonder why he's treated like a rock star. He is a fucking rock star.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | July 21, 2008 12:33 PM

War is so sexy. I hope it never ends...oh wait, that's the other guy.

Posted by patrick | July 21, 2008 12:35 PM

We won't support ball-less NO-Bama and will re-defeat him in November!!!

Posted by clintonsarmy | July 21, 2008 12:40 PM

Yes Obama is such a sexy mofo i wish he'd come fuk my white ass.

Posted by whitefag | July 21, 2008 12:41 PM

So what's your point? Showing your ageism aren't you

Posted by duwadi | July 21, 2008 12:45 PM

Look closely; Is McCain adopting a Pen-Fist ala Bob Dole?

Eh, perhaps he's just trying to keep his hands off #41's swank cravat.

Posted by ReverendZ | July 21, 2008 12:47 PM

woo hoo woo hoo!

He wears shades. Oh. My. God!!!!!!!!!!!

Just wait till he's campaigning in Youngstown OH and Flint Michigan and Pensacola FL and Missouri and THEY SEE THOSE SHADES!!!!!


and...and...then he talks to the Senate ...and ...and...they see his SHADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY WILL ALL VOTE FOR HEALTH CARE AND CLIMATE CHANGE THEN!!!!!!

Oh!~ My! God!!!!!

Posted by PC | July 21, 2008 12:49 PM

Actually, PC, in this Obama picture - let me just walk you through it here - he's not in Flint, he's not in Youngstown, he's in a fucking desert war zone. So forgive him the eye protection, huh? With sugar on top? You'll note, won't you, that he's not wearing a flight suit, he's not wearing a bullet-proof vest while surrounded with armored HumVees - he's wearing the typical uniform of the middle class . . . grant him casual Friday . . . and it's even something that doesn't look too amiss in a the Middle East. You must know, since you seem capable of speaking for the people in those cities, that they've got stuffed shirts and middle management in Flint and Pensacola, and those people, too, are suddenly finding they can't afford to fill their gas tanks or pay their mortgages. And they'll listen to him whether or not he's wearing shades. And really, honestly, and I hope this makes sense to you: they won't be listening to you.

Posted by Ziggity | July 21, 2008 1:03 PM

John McSame is just too old.

I mean, the guy thinks Czechoslovakia is one country.

He actually thinks most people are Caucasian non-Hispanics in the West.

That's how out of date this guy is.

I knew Bob Dole, Bob Dole was a hero and lost an election.

McCain ain't even fit to hold a pen next to Bob Dole.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 21, 2008 1:04 PM

sweet shades. game over.

Posted by max solomon | July 21, 2008 1:20 PM

John McCain thinks Iraq and Pakistan share a common border.

Perhaps in John McCain's idealized Future, they do.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 21, 2008 1:21 PM

dreyfus/pappy '08

Posted by superyeadon | July 21, 2008 1:24 PM

Roger Moore is a McCain supporter?

Posted by Poster Girl | July 21, 2008 1:25 PM

I also wanna know why Obama's in a helicopter, in Iraq, with David McKean from Spinal Tap?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 21, 2008 1:29 PM

John McCain's hitching a ride in 41's Poppymobile totally defines noblesse oblige. Ginger Rogers used to affect a cravat like that to camouflage her wattles - can 41 be similarly vain? Maybe this was a Flomax photo shoot...yes?

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | July 21, 2008 1:42 PM

McCain finally found someone older than he is to be photographed with. The next picture taken of them was when Bush 41 rammed the golf cart into a crowd of people when he confused the accelerator for the brake. Three died.

Posted by seattle mike | July 21, 2008 1:58 PM

Unfair. You show in Obama in a cool helicopter, McCain in a dinky golf cart. You have just as easily show McCain on the Medivac
he left the links in later that day.

Posted by butterw | July 21, 2008 2:00 PM


(the man in shades, not the golf cart and the old men.)

Posted by arduous | July 21, 2008 2:04 PM

You wanna look young?

Hang out with older people.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 21, 2008 2:07 PM

Either those pepaws are on their way to a Metamucil jamboree or they're fixin' to film themselves a Viagra commercial!

Posted by michael strangeways | July 21, 2008 2:09 PM

@23: "Metamucil jamboree" is the most disturbing pair of words I've seen today. Good job!

Posted by Paul Constant | July 21, 2008 2:57 PM

You keep eating all that greasy restaurant food for your "Lunch Date" feature, Paul, and YOU'LL be needin' to go to a Metamucil Jamboree...

Posted by michael strangeways | July 21, 2008 3:06 PM

About time Obama finally made it over to Iraq.

Posted by Don Ward | July 21, 2008 3:07 PM

The Iraq/Pakistan border, you mean?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 21, 2008 3:13 PM

@27, am I missing a joke, or do you know something Google maps doesn't?

Posted by Epimetheus | July 21, 2008 3:50 PM

@28, keep up with us.

Posted by Lola | July 21, 2008 4:02 PM
Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 21, 2008 4:15 PM

Well, actually, Obama's right, Nappy. Afghanistan and Pakistan are the real war, and Iraq Iran Iceland are the fake wars that have ZILCH to do with 9-11.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 21, 2008 4:54 PM

What the hell point do you think I was trying to make?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 21, 2008 5:23 PM

These photos need captions.

You know, like "Soon this will all be yours, my son."

Someone funny needs to try.

Posted by Diana | July 21, 2008 5:25 PM

@19 wins

Posted by Fly-Over Illinois | July 21, 2008 6:27 PM


Posted by clintonssarmy | July 21, 2008 6:30 PM

damn straight, F-OI

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 21, 2008 11:49 PM

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