Thursday, March 11, 2010

Creepy Obama Idolarity, Or Oddball Sense of Humor?

Help me out here.

This is the picture one of my coworkers has up as his screensaver at the moment. The portrait has been around since the '08 campaign, and I've never quite known whether or not to take it seriously, or as an intended joke. Given my place of employment and the predominant ideological leanings of my coworkers, I'm inclined to say the former. On the other hand, the latter is entirely possible too—mainly because the portrait is so over-the-top tacky and cheeky. (The white horse behind Obama is hilarious!)

I'm really split: I so want to say some quippy remark in passing (ex: point at the screen and say "Now that's funny!"); but this is work, and work and politics should never mingle.

I think I'll go with the latter.

I really believe he's got it up as a joke, but I'm so tempted to find out!

Lead me not into temptation, Lord....pardon, Obama.*

*I'm sure people are wondering why I'm chuckling at my desk, but they'll just have to keep wondering. :)


  1. No matter how many times I see this pic I chuckle. Can you imagine Bush idolatry in the same vein?

    -Oh, and cheers on your comment over at Andy's place. Pure gold my friend.

    Old Iron

  2. Old Iron:

    Oh, if it had been Bush immediate comparisons to the Third Reich and Goebbles. (Of course, even though there was no such picture that didn't stop the western Left from likening Bush to Hitler.)

    There's a certain velvet Elvis quality to this one that I find quite funny!

    BTW: I spoke with Andy in person yesterday at my kid's birthday party and he assured me he's just taking a little hiatus.