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June 11, 2010

Your Turn: Oilbama

<em>Illustration: André Carrilho</em>
Illustration: André Carrilho

Creature of industry? Smooth no longer? And, what’s with the hands?

I’m usually pretty good at reading pictures, but I’m having trouble with this one.  It illustrates Heilemann’s latest at NY Mag.  The piece outlines what JH sees as opportunities for Obama in the oil blowout, wondering if the Prez can use the crisis to reach for greatness.

How do you make sense of this?  Also, do you see a racial element?

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