The episode reminds us all that pictures cant possibly lie because theyre worth, after all, at least a thousand words or a thousand idiot voters, whichever comes first. In the candidates moments of weakness, cameras are there to document their true colors.
The photo of Barack Obama wearing a turban and Somali tribesman's garb on his trip to Kenya outed him as a closet Muslim and only non-cave-dwelling senior member of al-Qaeda. First circulated by the Drudge Report, the picture was dubiously addressed by the Clinton campaign, "If Barack Obama's campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed," campaign manager Maggie Williams said. "Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely." But in the end, it's election season, and pictures are judge and jury here: what you say you are is hardly a measure of what you look like.