Howard Kurtz on CNN, that President Obama adviser David Axelrod made a call to the editor of the New Yorker magazine requesting a copy of the Feb. 1 cover of the magazine showing No. 44 walking on water. The cover art had to be autographed by artist Barry Blitt. The conversation went something like this….apparently the President is over the last “The New Yorker” cover depicting him and Lady Michelle in an uncool picture that they did not find the satire funny. Well, the president got a good chuckle out of the himself walking on water and slipping. Which is a reference to the President getting the health care bill passed…. :
REMNICK: Well, they wanted a signed version of the cover. And, you know, there were other covers maybe they didn’t like as well. But I think they got over it. In fact, they got over it a lot faster than some other people.
KURTZ: What did Axelrod’s office tell you about Obama’s personal reaction?
REMNICK: I think Axelrod and Obama were laughing hysterically over this cover. And the fact to their credit, within a matter of weeks, that they reversed the really sinking trend that they were experiencing, and they passed health care. And the White House certainly reversed its downward trend pretty quickly after that cover. I’m not saying the cover was anywhere near responsible for it.
KURTZ: Well, it’s a good thing you didn’t have him sinking all the way into the water after Scott Brown’s victory.