David Limbaugh beclowns himself; Perry spokesperson comes along for the ride
Politico has an article in their 2012 election news section about some silly photo David Limbaugh (brother of Rush) tweeted out:
David Limbaugh, the conservative author and brother of Rush, tweets an image you’re likely to see again.The image:
The Obama photo is actually from a staged photoshoot President Obama did for a fellow student’s portfolio during his freshmen year at Occidental College:
Perry spokesman Mark Miner emailed this response: “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
As we reported recently, Perry himself also questioned on the stump the fact that Obama had never served in the military.
Also, the folks at Media Matters emailed over to note that Obama was not actually 22 in that photo …
In 1980, when Obama was a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he was approached by an aspiring photographer named Lisa Jack, who asked him if he would be willing to pose for some black and white photographs that she could use in her portfolio.This means Obama was actually somewhere around 18 years old at the time. I can understand why that particular photo was used though and why it’s so popular on the Right – it plays in to a number of stereotypes. Also note the return of the gratuitous “Hussein”, I imagine we’ll be seeing and hearing it a lot (once again) this election season.
One final word of advice to Limbaugh and the Perry camp. Think long and hard about rallying around an image that refers to the President as a boy, and no, just because you used the same term for Perry too doesn’t somehow make it OK.