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Best body language of the day occurred during Cain’s recollection about his new accuser, saying: “You’re the same height as my wife!”
What I read in that is both sizing her up and calling out the stature differential. Of course, it’s also curious his frame of reference (out of guilt? to manufacture familiarity?) was to the most intimate relationship in his life. (And then, he may have made that gesture and said those things right before he pushed the woman’s head into his crotch. Maybe.)
(image: MSNBC Today Show screen grab)
Bag’s Take-Away:Graffiti rockstar adds symbolic firepower — and signs of warning for Obama — at #OccupyLA. But then, was the spray paint wasted? Perhaps the Administration, having done the math, has already decided they can still win if the left stays home.
(photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters caption: A U.S. flag pieced together with graffiti signs designed by street artist Saber is displayed at the Occupy LA protest camp in Los Angeles, California October 9, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York last month with a few people has expanded to protests across the country with marches and camps taking shape from Tampa, Florida to Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles to Philadelphia. Protesters’ messages range from anti-corporate sentiments to frustration with the financial system and politicians.
Driving away on a golf cart with her husband Marcus beside her, Mrs Bachmann stopped to buy a foot-long corn dog – a chicken and beef sausage in deep-fried batter. After applying mustard and allowing Mr Bachmann to take the first bite, she chomped into it with gusto. — Fried food and retail politics at the Iowa State Fair (Telegraph)
I get it’s the first heat of America’s GOP campaign, but you’d think the Telegraph’s US Editor (and sadly, wannabe photojournalist) would know an awful lot better — especially in the midst of Britain’s ongoing journalism scandal and the blazing firestorm over Newsweek’s blatantly sexist Michele Bachmann cover last Monday.
But no. Instead, Editor Toby Darden posted this Bachmann pornographic fantasy he shot himself in a two-fer piece on the Ames Straw Poll and the Iowa State Fair. Beyond the clip above which concludes Toby Harnden’s blog post, I don’t think the outrageous photo (embellished with what reads like a leering guy, far left) or the “foot long” caption reference needs any more elaboration than a call for Mr. Harnden to be fired.
It’s time for the click-hungry media, when it comes to the sexist depiction of women, to clean up its act.
(photo: Toby Darden)
Bag’s Protest Poster(s) of the Day:Ah, the sweet music of America in campaign season. First off, don’t you love it when the Middle Class — those folks in the “bottom 95” — get duped into fronting for the rich? And then, let’s not get started (yet) on the racism. Obviously, these people are doubly threatened that their Black Muslim president is also an intellectual.
(photo: Getty Images caption: Protesters hold up signs against US President Barack Obama prior to Obama holding a Democratic National Committee fundraiser across the street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 30, 2011.)
Same restaurant. Same visit. So, who’s using who for their own visual purposes?
(photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images caption: President Obama hugs a woman who’s taking a picture of the embrace during a stop at Ross’ Restaurant in Bettendorf, Iowa, on Tuesday. photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP caption: President Barack Obama holds a sleeping baby boy as he visits Ross’ restaurant in Bettendorf, Iowa, Tuesday, June 28, 2011.)
Bag’s Take-Away:It’s that funny not just because it reads “moose” and Bachmann is so interchangeable with Palin, or because the headgear reads “wingnut” but because Bachmann, as reactionary as she is, really could be from another planet.
(photo: XXXXXX AP: Republican presidential hopeful, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. talks to Chris Ryan during the taping of a radio show at the Barley House in Concord, N.H. , Tuesday, May 31, 2011.)
Bag’s Take-Away:But enough about you, how about me.
(photo: Reuters caption: Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin (C) greets a veteran at the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day motorcycle rally on the National Mall in Washington May 29, 2011.)
Bag’s Take-Away:Levi’s book cover points to lasting damage for Palin over “targeting” Gabby Giffords. It just takes four little lines, a circle … and a protest sign.
Bag’s Take-Away:Classic Pawlenty.
(photo: David Greedy/Getty Images caption: Former Minnesota Govener Tim Pawlenty speaks to members of the Tea Party at a banquet hall on April 2, 2011 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Pawlenty, a likely Republican candidate for President in 2012 was finishing a six day campaigning trip through Iowa.