May 16, 2008
I see this as is one of the negative consequences of Hillary riding it out till the end.
Hanging this insignia on her is pretty harsh, the juxtaposition — “your shift is up!” — a cruel play on the politician as public servant. As well, the fact she’s caught unaware this way lends a flat-out paparazzi feeling here.
It’s also the kind of pic that will (cheaply) incite the more hardened partisan. To the Hill-raiser, it’s a total cheap shot, but to the Obamaniac, she brought it upon herself.
(image: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters. Washington. May 14, 2008. caption: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton departs from the service entrance after a reception on Capitol Hill. via YahooNews)