This was the political cartoon carried by Stephens Media’s Arkansas News Bureau yesterday to mark the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. This submission from cartoonist Vic Harville consists of an altered image of the Lincoln Memorial statue, smiling slightly, with a thought bubble that says “President Obama.” That’s pretty much it.
Do you see how that offers a unique and telling slant on the historical moment, laced with subtle wit and sly insight? No? What’s that? All you’re seeing is a ridiculously amateurish Photoshop job that a 15-year-old could have knocked off during a “Gossip Girl” commercial break?
Obviously, you’re not looking hard enough.