Comey’s got a posse

As much as I hate it when people come up to me and say, “You know what you should write about on your blog,” or “You know what you need to do on your radio show,” I found myself doing something very similar yesterday, when I wrote to Shepard Fairey on Twitter and suggested that he bring back the Andre the Giant Has a Posse sticker campaign that made him famous, only slightly updated for the current situation we find ourselves living in today. Here’s my note.

As of right now, I’ve yet to receive a response, or, for that matter, even a single “like,” but I do think it’s a solid idea… I know I’m not alone in my appreciation for what Comey has done, in going public about his troubling interactions with Trump concerning the Russia investigation, and actively taking steps to see to it that a full-scale investigation would take place. And I suspect there are a lot of people, who, like me, would like to express their support for the former FBI director, here, in the real world, and not just on social media. I know it’s greatly oversimplified to frame this as a battle between these two men, but that’s pretty much how it’s shaping up in the media, with people lining up behind the one they believe in this “he said, he said” exchange… Donald Trump, who came to power by repeating a lie about the birthplace of our first black president, or James Comey, who served under presidents of both parties, and did so with distinction, until being fired by Trump for pursuing the Russia investigation. [And, yes, by Trump’s own admission, he fired Comey for his dogged pursuit of “this Russia thing.”]

I know that Fraiey has moved on from the design that launched his career back in ’89, and that he’s doing much more ambitious, elaborate work now. And I know that, as he continues to reference Andre in his work, it’s evolved to be something completely different. But, I also know that he’s got to be thinking about Trump’s presidency and how he might use his considerable skills to push back. He is, after all, the man who made the logo that carried Obama into the White House. So, if have a moment, and feel so inclined, maybe mention it politely to Fairey on Twitter… And, while your on Twitter, maybe also follow me, as I’ve been spending a lot more time there lately.

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5 Comments

  1. Eel
    Posted June 12, 2017 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Fairey has responded to Trump with his “We The People” series.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/19/arts/shepard-fairey-trump-inauguration-posters-trnd/index.html

  2. Anonymatt
    Posted June 12, 2017 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    If there are women willing to bare their breasts to show support for Comey, they could call it Posse Comey Ta-Tas.

  3. greater734
    Posted June 12, 2017 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    you beat me to the punch, anonymous — definitely “Posse Comey-[ something ]”
    I don’t think I can top Ta-Tas, actually.

  4. Julie Abuelsamid
    Posted June 13, 2017 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    It’s weird how Andre looks like Chris Christie in that poster.

  5. Paul Bower
    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    James Comey Is The Sex Symbol America Needs Right Now

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/james-comey-is-the-sex-symbol-america-needs-right-now

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