Monday, September 13, 2010
The title is a quote--the cover of the September 6th edition of Newsweek. It began with "The making of" and ends with the word "President." The magazine then goes on to paint Mr. Obama as 'The Illustrated Man,' a reference to Ray Bradbury's 1951 book by the same name in which a time-traveling witch covers the man's body in images. Those images tell tales and make it difficult for the man to hold a job. He says, "I'd like to burn them off." But he can't. Newsweek makes the analogy to President Obama in that "his enemies...have been busy for three years painting Obama as some kind of alien threat," and, just as the Illustrated Man struggles, the President cannot seem to shake the accusations.
Posted by Michele Emrath at 5:05 AM