Ed Driscoll

Out of the Cool

Like Gil Evans and Miles Davis, AP is feeling Kind of Blue these days, particularly about the tarnished image of the president they worked so hard to elect:

As he weighed a presidential run back in 2006, President Barack Obama displayed a realistic sense of self-awareness: All the adulation he was receiving, he conceded then, was because he was a blank slate on which people could attach their aspirations.As he seeks re-election, his self-awareness is on display again, with a new conclusion.

“It’s not as cool to be an Obama supporter as it was in 2008, with the posters and all of that stuff,” he acknowledged to an intimate gathering of donors in Miami this week.

Wait, did someone say posters? Let’s check in with the latest doings of Shepard Fairey, who was literally the Obama poster boy:

Fairey was out the cool himself in that video. Not exactly the feminist ideal, but hey, scratch a progressive