What?! Really… the editors of the New York Post thought this would work?
As most of my friends and regular readers know, I have reasonably thick skin. When the controversial, satirical New Yorker cover was released last summer that depicted the Obamas in the ridiculous distortions that have dogged them throughout the campaign, I defended it. Recognizing that the cover was not really about the Obamas, I warned against those who would seek to make the Obamas untouchable. A democracy like ours would not abide this. I asserted moreover that as the historically underrepresented find broader audiences in the public square, we too have to be open to respectful forms of critique.