Photos That Make the Rude Pundit Want to Choke on Jelly Beans:

That painting there exists, or almost exists. It's from the side of the Putnam County Republican Party Headquarters in Cookeville, Tennessee. It was a beautiful blank wall, but, as is the way with Republicans, they had to fuck it up with a stupid mural that worships one of their gods. "A Great American," it reads. And there, ghostly, is the sketch of Ronald Reagan that will be filled in by the latter-day Michelangelo responsible for this Sistine Chapel.

Now, one can look at it and wonder: Is the Gipper slowly appearing? Is he is fading from view?

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