Dress Down Friday | Political Irony and the Messianic

With Sarah Palin being picked the VP last week things in the political news world have gone to another level of seriousness, but fortunately there are plenty of people also having a little fun with the whole thing as well:

Paris Hilton even gets into the action, responding to this ad.

To a few more serious posts:

Halden critiques the Messianic appeal in both McCain and Obama’s campaigns.

Dan Morehead looks at frank speech to make the point that virtue is lacking from much of our public discourse, and the role those play “who speak in irony to the vulgar.”

Henry Jenkins looks at the growing interest around Sarah Palin as an subject/object for “Photoshop Democracy.”

And finally, over at Nevermind the Bricolage, there’s a post asking, “Do We Need Another Hero?” A post that especially probes the appeal oft appeal to fear in political rhetoric and the ‘hero’ motif that surrounds McCain’s campaign.

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...is the William R. Roger Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC., PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with a friend, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.

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