A little Rorschach test, completely safe for work unless you're at Indiana University:
Note the mildly exaggerated facial features, the Charles Schulz head, the big ears, and the big smile. Obama doesn't actually have any of those features, except that his ears do remind me of a car with both doors open.
Sarah Palin. Note the exaggeration of certain other features, as well as the combination of the naughty schoolgirl outfit with the sexy librarian look that Governor Palin, in my opinion, carries off quite well.
The order in which I selected these images is intentional, in that I believe that this site draws more Obama supporters than McCain-Palin supporters, and I also believe that the percentage of readers who would be offended by a potentially offensive caricature of a woman is rather lower here than at some sites I could name. So I chose the order to maximize my possibility of offending someone.
I'm also stereotyping you (well, not you, but them) in this regard. Are you offended on their behalf?
I came across these images in an online forum discussion of the just-released Palin doll (the same company makes both dolls) which was drawing a lot of laughs until someone posted an image of the Obama doll, at which point "that's not funny!" entered the discussion. (I'll stereotype again. I find Obama's strongest supporters to be utterly devoid of anything resembling humor where their man is concerned, in a way that, for instance, most of McCain's supporters are not and Hillary's supporters were not. They also love to dish it out, but again I'm stereotyping. Are you offended?)
I'm not offended by either of these images, but then I may not vote for either of these candidates. But I can't imagine a politician on whose behalf I would be offended, by something like caricature. I was baffled at the outrage over the mildly clever New Yorker cartoons of the Obamas, and I'm baffled by those who were oh-so-offended at the Hillary Clinton nutcracker.
There's no deeper meaning here. I just wanted to ask you whether either of these offends you, and why?