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April 16, 2009

If You Give A White House Parodist A Cookie…

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I thought Christopher Morris (and Maybe Christopher, himself, thought he) was moving away from political satire with the extinguishing of Bush and the Republicans.

Well, he’s back. And, what makes this a significant picture, and even marks it as an event — given Christopher’s stature as perhaps America’s pre-eminent visual Presidential parodist/documentarian — is the evidence that the Obamas — in terms of ironic constraint — have finally been liberated.

Of course, I welcome your read, and your read on the read.

(image: Christopher Morris/VII for TIME via The White House Photo Blog. April 2009. caption: A Secrect Service agent stands guard as President Obama reads a book to a group of children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll)

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