I love the photograph the NYT uses for its article about how voters are getting tired of all the early presidential campaigning.
Let's get the most nondescript middle-aged woman in Iowa and pose her embedded in corn that grows above her head and out of the picture frame. And have her wear a shirt with a block pattern of green, blue, and white so that she appears camouflaged in the sunlit corn. And let all the east coast readers take one look and sigh that peasants like this are deciding things for us.
We're informed that this woman, Kathy Shaffer, voted for Bush twice, but now -- now! -- realizes how bad he is. (“I did vote for him twice, but I’m very disappointed in him... I have switched completely from pro-Iraq to ‘I want them home.’") You know what to think: Thanks a lot for imposing your inferior judgment on the whole country, corn lady!