So you know how much I like New Yorker covers, but get a load of this:
The name of this piece is "Party of One". Ha ha. In case you can't see, there are little foreign flags next to each empty place setting; a French flag, a German flag, etc. Empty places, get it? So clever. (I'm glad they didn't put in a Dutch flag, although I think they tried; they have a flag with white, blue, and red horizontal stripes but they're in the wrong order.) Of course they left out the British and Australian place settings - those places are occupied, of course, not to mention the Iraqi or Israeli place settings! And just maybe the French people would be more interested in attending than their leaders; certainly that is one interpretation one could place on the recent French vote to reject the E.U. Constitution.
On another level, I find this quite revealing. I can only imagine how clever the illustrator thinks him or herself, and how pleased the editors were to run this. This naked vitriol from the left is so self-defeating. Isn't it more fun to win? Unless you're already in this club, why would you join?