Al-Qaeda In America
Tammy Bruce undertakes yet another desperate attempt to rescue herself from well-deserved obscurity and irrelevancy:
A series of six black and white prints on display in an unassuming corner of the New York public library have sparked controversy on the airwaves and blogosphere quite out of keeping with the dark, marble-lined corridor in which they are hung.
The prints show the mugshots, in the style of police arrest photographs, of main members of the Bush administration in the first few years of his presidency. There is President Bush himself, scowling into the camera, and a fierce, finger-pointing Dick Cheney.
Each of the "suspects" in Line Up, as the display is called, carry placards bearing a date. The artists, Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, have chosen the dates to refer to key speeches in which they believe the politicians incriminated themselves in front of the American people.
An audio tape runs beside the prints and plays the speeches as the prints come up in a slide show.
"What is disgusting about these doctored photos is the place of prominence the library has given them," one blogger wrote. "I am shocked and angry that a public library would stoop to this level."
Tammy Bruce, a rightwing radio talkshow host, said: "At first I wondered who put al-Qaida in charge of the New York public library, but then of course remembered the American left is doing their bidding for them."
If it wasn't for political speech in public libraries, Bruce's book sales would be zero. (In the stacks, as in real life, Bruce is just wasting space.)
(More on the al-Qaedan artists here.)