I ran into Joseph-Beth yesterday, in between a baby shower and a house party event for Barack – wanted to see what new magazines might have him on the cover. Fun as usual – I just like how J-Beth feels – open, friendly and cozy all at the same time.
Yesterday’s list: National Review with a picture of the mid-20s Barack, titled The Organizer. Noticed Kathleen Parker has a column on Hillary’s End – so I suppose it’s a conservative screed – good to be forewarned.
Then U.S. News and World Report of June 23, with Barack and McCain on the cover, title: Who Can Keep America Safe? You know how I’m going to answer that. I assume this one is middle of the road.
And last but surely not least (in fact, I’ve already read it!), Rolling Stone – a great and fun and often outrageous magazine – definitely progressive. Nothing on the cover but a fabulous picture of Barack, looking down and to the right, with a wonderful smile – and a flag pin on his lapel.
The story is about Barack, then a good piece about his Brain Trust, with a final piece titled: The Team Obama Built had little experience electing a president – and that was exactly the point.
There’s also an excellent story about Greenland Melting: The End of the End of the World.
Meanwhile, I found a previous U.S. News from February 25 I had bought – and another friend borrowed the Us with Michelle and Barack on the cover. And when I got to my friend’s home for the Barack house party – I found she had a table covered with selected magazines featuring Barack on the cover. Maybe it’s becoming a movement. I wanted to borrow a couple immediately!
I’ll keep you posted as I read the two I haven’t yet looked at – my biases are showing, of course.