Monday, May 05, 2008

A campaign picture worth a thousand words

Fox News' version of Lincoln-Douglas

The above image is what Fox News used to illustrate Hillary Clinton's announcement that she had challenged Barack Obama to a Lincoln-Douglas debate. A tip of the stove-top hat to The Faculty Lounge, Feminist Law Professors, and Bitch Ph.D..

And in the interest of preventing that image from becoming too strongly associated with the real Lincoln-Douglas debates, the ones that took place 150 years ago and involved a Democratic Senator from Illinois who would go on to win his party's nomination for President, I offer this image from 1858:

A real Lincoln-Douglas debate


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