Barack Obama‘s campaign is calling an illustration on the cover of the 7.21 issue of the New Yorker magazine, showing a turban-headed Obama fist-bumping an AK-47-slinging Michelle in the Oval Office, as “tasteless and offensive.” It’s meant as a satire, of course, of the right-wing scum who’ve been pushing the Manchurian candidate myth as well as the rural boobs who’ve been buying into it, but if I were on the Obama team I’d probably take one look at this thing and go “jeeeez!”

Here’s an interview about the cover between New Yorker editor David Remnick and the Huffington Post‘s Rachel Sklar.