David Remnick defends the Republican wet dream cover of the New Yorker:
I think you underestimate the intelligence of the American people, to be quite honest.H.L. Mencken's anticipatory rejoinder:
No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.One of the fundamental problems trying to satirize the Republican view of the world is that it's too extreme to exaggerate. There's probably already an email circulating to credulous wingnuts that says, "Even the liberal New Yorker says that Obama is a flag-burning Muslim al Qaeda foreigner with a revolutionary for a wife." (Yeah, true, at a lower reading level and in all caps, but I'm paraphrasing.)
The medium is the message. Remnick went looking for publicity and got it. You think he might be cuing up McCain in Depends?