Obama Reqested Signed Copy of New Yorker Cover

Obama Reqested Signed Copy of New Yorker Cover David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, is reporting that the White House asked for a signed copy of the February 1, 2010 cover showing a Barry Blitt illustration of President Obama walking on water--and then falling in.

There was no mention of a request for a signed copy of Blitt's "other" Obama cover.

An excerpt from Remnick's interview with Howard Kurtz on CNN's "Reliable Sources"

REMNICK: ...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.
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