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:
To a few more serious posts:
Halden critiques the Messianic appeal in both McCain and Obama’s campaigns.
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.