I ran across this picture in a very fine article at Think Progress. With the presidential election still over four months away, it appears that Barack Obama is a shoo-in for victory.
If McCain should pull it out, though, you have to think we’ll be seeing this picture almost daily.
Ever see Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School? McCain looks just like the young character, Thornton Melon, after he shows his poor grades to his father and claims he’s trying. His father barks back, “Then try harder!”
This McCain shot is an almost exact duplicate of the face the the child actor makes following his father’s stern admonishment.
I envision McCain making this face and gesture at every press conference.
It will make for great material on Saturday Night Live. Of course, I’ll never be able to enjoy Back to School quite as much, now that I’ve seen this, especially if McCain should triumph in November.