New Yorker Covers: Obama; Palin

This past summer, The New Yorker featured a satirical cover with the Obamas as terrorists, an image echoed this week by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Entertainment Weekly. Well, guess what? Next week’s New Yorker cover turns its satirical eye on Sarah Palin. It will be a take-off on what is perhaps the most famous cover in The New Yorker’s history — the Saul Steinberg image shown here at right, next to the new cover. Instead of most of the new cover being Manhattan, with the rest of America in the distance, we will see most of the cover as Alaska, with Russia (which Palin can see from her home state, conferring “foreign-policy experience” on her) in the distance.

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