Everything old is new again. In this case, the ludicrous Newsweek Magazine, slipping ever leftward, attempts to replay its failed 1988 tactic of positioning George H. W. Bush as a wimp. Never mind that Bush 41 was an accomplished fighter-bomber pilot during World War II and nearly perished during a mission over Chichi Jima after being shot down (two of his mates died in the crash and many of his fellow pilots were captured by the Japanese and tortured to death).
So the wimp meme didn't work out too well for Newsweek in '88.
Which is why the geniuses are trying the same game-plan again, having failed to raise credible questions about Romney's leadership, ethics, business acumen, or executive experience.
It's especially hilarious, coming as it does on the heels of the Obama administration's latest embarrassment: a new book by Richard Miniter reveals that Action Obama canceled the Bin Laden 'kill' raid three times at the urging of... Valerie Jarrett.
Which leads me to create this cover:
The Looking Spoon suitably dispenses with Newsweek using a host of real wimp covers. Here's a small sampling:
Don't miss the entire collection.
Suffice it to say that Newsweek is now a cheap imitation of The Onion.
And I wonder if that movie about the Bin Laden hit will show Jarrett calling the shots for Mr. Obama.
Hat tip: Reaganite Republican.