Vanity Fair Spoofs New Yorker; Portrays Cindy McCain As Drug Abuser

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The jocks of the glossy magazine world have spoofed the nerds. Conde Nast's Vanity Fair has posted a mock cover showing Sen. John McCain dapping his wife Cindy, who cradles a armful of prescription drug bottles. A portrait of George W. Bush hands in the background of their fictional "house." McCain is shown resting on a walker.

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Write the editors:

"We had our own presidential campaign cover in the works, which explored a different facet of the Politics of Fear, but we shelved it when The New Yorker’s became the “It Girl” of the blogosphere. Now, however, in a selfless act of solidarity with our downstairs neighbors here at the Condé Nast building, we’d like to share it with you. Confidentially, of course."

More meanspirited than the New Yorker? A funny parody?

Clever? Unfunny? Does VF have too much time on its hands?

Update:

This cartoon ran on 7/15 in the New York Daily News... the artist is Bill Bramhall.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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