Sunday, February 24, 2008

Photographs And Memories

I found the Star's choice of photos to use on the respective 7th District candidates with their biographical pieces a little unusual. No surprise that the newspaper would show a photo of a young Andre Carson with his grandmother, the late U.S. Rep. Julia Carson. I think this is the first time, however, that I've seen the newspaper use a shirtless photo of a political candidate in a news story. I thought for a second I was looking at an Abercrombie & Fitch advertising photo when I saw a shirtless, collegiate Jon Elrod covered in a little mud after playing rugby with his teammates. Your thoughts?

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing short of a disgraceful hit piece. Indy...this aint your Grandpa's Star that was once run by the Pulliam's.

This newspaper is as disgraceful as the NY Times...a total fishwrap!

Well Indy you vote for what you deserve. Your district is a laughing stock. Please show the Country that you can take back your district and be an agent of true change.

I thought Jon did fabulously in exposing Andre this morning...a DCCC robot full of soundbites, rather than sound thoughts.

I almost crapped my pants laughing when Tully asked Andre how he would pay for his utopia of dreams for America....hahaha...you dems are funny...

Wilson46201 said...

Considering Jonathon Elrod on TV comes across as a nervous, nerdy twerp in a business suit, this humanizing photo of him certainly helps to flesh out his image.

A&F knows chaste beefcake sells clothes ... perhaps this quasi-hunky photo will help your candidate garner a few additional desperately-needed votes.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing Elrod would have had to provide this picture to the Star for use. Is it wrong for them to use any photo provided by the candidate himself?

Anonymous said...

Believe me, the Carson campaign was smart enough not to show a photograph of what Andre looked like in his late teens and early 20s. His "Hammer Time" pictures wouldn't win him any votes.

Anonymous said...

If I recall Andre in his late teens, early 20s, he was sharply dressed in a suit and tie. I seem to recall a particular golden-colored suit.

I'm still not voitng for him, however.

Anonymous said...

It should be easy to get pictures of Julia's grandkids. Just pull up some mugshot!

Anonymous said...

Nerdy...Twerpy? Wilson...be careful there...Your no prom queen...Hahahah.

Wilson Allen just called a State Representative a nerd and a twerp. You are a shameful man.

How is the dumpster diving coming along on Jon Elrod Mr. Allen? You aint got jack!

Anonymous said...

A single John Elrod with that photo. What's the Star trying to imply?

Anonymous said...

Hot.

Anonymous said...

You must have seen a different show than I did if you think that Jon did a fabulous job of anything except showing that he is was inexperienced and in over his head.

Anonymous said...

OOMG.. u HAD to post that.. I blushed when I perused that this morning.. Damn, would love to see those twins.

The gay vote just locked in.

Anonymous said...

Julia has that look on her face which seems to be saying, "Who the hell fathered this child?"

Anonymous said...

Easy Wilson, you're not his type.

Anonymous said...

Photos work for me. I'd choose a rough, tough fighter over a grandma's boy any time.

Anonymous said...

"That's right, André! Using this type of math will get you a lot of taxpayers money for your own personal use"

"Thanks, Gramma! I hope to be a public leech someday!"

Anonymous said...

The Rag is just that. If you want news in this town the IBJ is the place to turn.

Anonymous said...

Now I've seen it all. Wilson, if you think personal appearance is part of all this ( "A&F knows chaste beefcake sells clothes") I'm wondering if you subscribe to tit-for-tat turnaround:

If a candidate has aging camera-toting dolts making fools of themselves in public and on blogs, does that turn votes away?

Stick to issues, huh?

Oh yeah, on issues your guy loses, too.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 2:00 PM, check yourself...the paper wasn't a national model of impartial journalism under the Pulliams, either. And Pulliams, plural, does not have an apostrophe.

I thought this morning's side-by-side comparison was the best poliical reporting they've done in a long time.

Anonymous said...

TWO POINTS

[1] I find it insulting that some people think that gays still vote because they like the physical looks of someone. As Elrod about when he wants to bring the men and women home from Iraq.

[2] The meanness of someone who would make a comment like anon 3:23 in 2008 is unbelievable...shame on 3:23

Anonymous said...

The man with the orange hair, bad teeth, fat a** and a gut with it's own zip code calls Jon Elrod names in regards his physical appearance!!! You are a scream, Wilson. Did you break all the mirrors in your hovel?

Anonymous said...

There goes that meanness again.

Anonymous said...

How much money is a photo worth of Andre Carson dressed in a crisp black suite, white shirt and black bow tie selling incense and copies of the Final Call in the median on East 38 Street by Lafayette Square?

Anonymous said...

7:46, I think you may be on to something. If you've got the goods, please share.

Wilson46201 said...

I'm sure the GOP photo-fabricators are already busy working on that phoney image right now to throw out in the last week of this campaign...

Considering the mean-spiritedness of this thread, it's obvious the Republicans will stoop to anything nowadays.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what kind of photos we could find of Jon Elrod????

Anonymous said...

Wilson!
Here is a self help page you can associate with.







http://dumpsterdiving.meetup.com/cities/us/in/indianapolis/?from=loc_pick

Anonymous said...

Oh!
One more thing Wilson!
$ 100.00 says no one on this blog knows what the initials
NASCAR represents.

will you take the challenge Wilson?

Advance Indiana said...

National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. You forget I'm a big NASCAR fan, anon 8:49. And I can't post your other comment. You're right, you've had too much Seagrams to drink.

Anonymous said...

grrrrr

Wilson46201 said...

Flipper, with this amazing new thingie called "The Googles" on the Information SuperInnerTubes, one can look up instantly trivia:

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing

Anonymous said...

Andre, Andre, Andre, is that all we can talk about on this blog? We have an idiot mayor running around talking about Chinatown and we are picking on Andre Carson. Greg Ballard is a laughing stock! I would rather have Andre Carson as mayor than Greg Ballard. Talk about stupid! Did you hear this "so called mayor" at the state capital? Bart Peterson was an arrogant crook and now we have an arrogant, idiot as mayor! Talk about that!

Anonymous said...

Dont forget that Ballard wants to bring the North American cricket league here.

tjefferson said...

Wilson wrote:
"Considering the mean-spiritedness of this thread, it's obvious the Republicans will stoop to anything nowadays."

Let's see: In the second installment of this thread, someone called Jon Elrod "a nervous, nerdy twerp in a business suit." Who injected that "mean-spiritedness" in this thread?

Why, Wilson, of course, the Queen of Mean.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Wilson, the photos are not being handled by the GOP. You may want to contact the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and ask Morris Dees about their file on Andre Carson.

Anonymous said...

"That's right, Andre! Only 25 people is this precinct, but I gots 55 votes! You're learning to count the Carson way!"