Longtime New Yorker illustrator Barry Blitt has scored his third hit Obama cover with this week’s magazine: An image of the president giggling at Mitt Romney and Net Gingrich, locked in combat on the Super Bowl gridiron.
Blitt’s first famous Obama cover was the controversial image of the president and his wife dressed as a Muslim and a revolutionary, respectively, and doing the “terrorist fist jab.” Blitt also designed a cover of Obama walking on, and then falling into water. Obama reportedly asked for a signed copy of Blitt’s work.
Blitt’s not the first parodist to turn a chuckling Obama on to the GOP primaries. A viral image of a laughing Obama made the rounds after the South Carolina primary.
An Arizona man, Don Slutes, took a little liberty with The Washington Post front page, doctoring it with an image of Obama laughing and the headline “Gingrich Wins S.C. Primary.” The fake newspaper cover tricked a few people, including the Detroit News. Slutes said he based the montage on a National Lampoon front page of Richard Nixon laughing beneath a “McGovern wins nomination!” headline.
With the tight race in Florida coming to a head Tuesday night, we’ll have to wait to see who has the last laugh.