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McCain Gets Down With Obama

President Elect Barack Obama met with John McCain this week to find mutual ground.

Barack Obama and John McCain meet in Obama's transition office in Chicago.

Barack Obama and John McCain meet in Obama's transition office Monday in Chicago.

McCain burst in ahead of his aides shouting, “The Mac Is Back!” Obama welcomed McCain to his transition office by saying, “It is altogether fitting and proper.” After pizza and Mountain Dews McCain broke into a rendition of James Brown’s “I Feel Good.”

Palin Appears Before Governors

Sarah Palin spoke at the Republican Governors Association in Miami on Thursday.

Sarah Palin for a full four minutes before the Republican Governors Thursday.

Sarah Palin conducted a full four minute press conference at the Republican Governors meeting Thursday.

Palin said, “I’m ready for that next open door!” There was considerable discussion among the governors about how much better she looked after having given back her $150,000 wardrobe.

Let’s Talk Joe The Plumber

John McCain and Sarah Palin met post-election to discuss campaign strategy. (click image for all the wretched detail)

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McCain and Palin discuss the Plumber Strategy

McCain: “How do you think that whole Joe The Plumber thing worked out?” Palin: “Let me get back to ya’ on that.”

Palin blames the media

John McCain and Sarah Palin met with GOP stategists for post election analysis. (click popcorn box for a closer view)

McCain and Palin said the media was to blame.

Palin said the media was to blame.

John McCain and Sarah Palin denied that their decisive defeat had anything to do with the campaign’s “packaging” of them. “We’d a done fine if it wasn’t for that darn media filter,” Palin said.

McCain Goes Gonzo!

Before a roomful of stunned supporters last night, John McCain had to be yanked from the stage after refusing to concede and demanding a recount. After becaming increasingly agitated and vowing to run again, he had to be restrained by campaign staff as they quickly cleared out campaign headquarters. (click image firmly for a much larger view)

John McCain and Sarah Palin in the emptied campaign headquarters last night.

John McCain and Sarah Palin in the emptied campaign headquarters last night.

 

John McCain and Sarah Palin were finally locked in a padded room in an undisclosed location following last nights blistering defeat.

John McCain mumbles as Sarah Palin searches for her pitbull.

John McCain mumbles as Sarah Palin searches for her pitbull.

Election Day Coverage: McCain and Palin Fight to the End

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 – John McCain and Sarah Palin wooed voters in one of seven states during their election day blitzkrieg. (click cellophane for a larger image)

John McCain and Sarah Palin put their best qualities forward on a final day of campaigning.

John McCain and Sarah Palin put their best qualities forward on a final day of campaigning.

Governor Palin smiled and made muffled sounds occasionally from inside her box as John McCain said, “Vote for me, I’m really, really strong!”

McCain and Palin’s Final Blitz

John McCain and Sarah Palin barnstormed their way across the country Monday in a final bid for votes.

 

John McCain and Sarah Palin wait for nursing home residents to appear at a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida early Monday. (click pom-poms for a larger image)

John McCain shouts the Joe SixPack rallying cry as Sarah Palin cheers him on.

John McCain shouts the Joe SixPack rallying cry as Sarah Palin cheers him on.

 

John McCain and Sarah Palin appear at a Chinese foreign language class in Beavertail, Pennsylvania at noon on Monday.

McCain and Palin stump for votes at a language class.

McCain and Palin stump for votes at a language class.

 

John McCain and Sarah Palin show up mistakenly at a late night Obama rally in Gobsmack, Arizona.

McCain and Palin show up at the wrong rally.

McCain and Palin show up at the wrong rally.

After a bit of confusion with organizers who thought they were still trick or treating, then failing to start a “Joe Six Pack” chant, the pair went out for doughnuts and called it a night.

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