This illustration assignment came courtesy of Gina Tomko at Digital Directions magazine. At the time of this illustration, there was a lot of confusion about Obama’s blackberry and whether or not he would be able to keep it after assuming the presidency. Here is a tearsheet:
Apparently, President Obama declined a meeting with the Governor of Nevada (Jim Gibbons) during his trip to Las Vegas on May 26th. In response, the Las Vegas Weekly contacted me to illustrate this “snub” by contrasting his cozy relationship with Senator Harry Reid to his indifference to the seemingly powerless Governor.