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More on Posterizing the Modern Republican Party

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2007-11-15-Posters_events_150.jpgArianna Huffington has linked three interesting graphics in an essay titled "Posterizing the Modern GOP."

I like the poster to the right the best, but the politician roster above is also effective. One change I'd make if I had designed it is to have replaced George Tenet and Richard Armitage with David Addington and Ari Fleischer. Maybe even Elliott Abrams.

There are 17 names on the poster. If the Bush administration had not taken this country on the disastrous course it has, just think about a poster that had names something along the likes of:

GEORGE W. BUSH

COLIN POWELL

BRENT SCOWCROFT

RITA HAUSER

CHUCK HAGEL

ROBERT ZOELLICK

ROBERT KIMMITT

ERIC SHINSEKI

RICHARD ARMITAGE

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR

CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN

RICHARD HAASS

JOHN BELLINGER

JOSHUA BOLTEN

JOHN DANFORTH

OLYMPIA SNOWE

WILLIAM FALLON

RICHARD LUGAR

Some of these names -- particularly Richard Armitage's given his involvement in Valerie Plame's outing -- will not thrill progressives and liberals.

But my point is that the Republican Party has had a choice in who its prominent players are -- and has sculpted an image of pugnacious, anti-intellectualism, and anti-internationalism that has betrayed the classic Republican standard.

The Republican Party has options, and in the long run should re-sculpt its dominant features.

It would be interesting for someone to generate some posters that contrast Hillary Clinton's crowd and themes with Barack Obama's, or Edwards', or Dodd's, or Biden's, or Kucinich's, or Ron Paul's. . .

More later.

-- Steve Clemons publishes the popular political blog, The Washington Note