|Strangely, this political satire from the 2012 Presidential election |
cycle is still relevant... so much for new ideas.
This past weekend, while going through one of the pile of books stacked around my home, I came across a paper doll collection given to me by a former student. If I recall correctly, I had been given it after he returned from Washington, DC, where he had attended one of the Presidential Ball's following the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012. Flipping though the pages, it became clear that little changes in our political landscape, as many of the players have remained the same. The aptly titled 2012 Political Inaction Figures by Tim Foley remains oddly prescient in its commentary. Both of the current party front-runners were present (with he Donald warranting a YUGE spot on the back cover), and a number of the forgotten "insurgents" of yesteryear such as Herman Caine(?) are there too, soon to be joined by the current roster of never-to-be-heard-from-agains.
|Who'd a thunk the back cover might predict the Republic |
Party's candidate for 2016?
|Maybe you've heard of this brash new political star?|
|Tim Foley's contribution to the Marco Rubio playbook.|
|The "dynamic" campaign of Herman Cain lives on as a |
flat paper doll.
|Don't look for him on Meet the Press... David Gregory, too, |
appears to be sitting this cycle out.
|Governor Huckabee's campaigns get shorter every four |
years... see you in 2020!