Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2008
Okay, we know you’ve probably already seen this epic billboard done by the legendary “popaganda” artist Ron English, but it has a whole new meaning in light of yesterday’s Los Angeles Times article discussing McCain’s obvious avoidance of the topic of Viagra.
As we’re sure you know, Viagra has been a controversial medication since its inception because many health insurance companies will cover the cost of Viagra for men, but not the cost of birth control for women. You may not know, however, that McCain voted twice (in 2003 and 2005) against measures that would have required insurance companies to cover birth control for women.
Earlier this week McCain obviously struggled with this heated topic, stating that he did not recall those votes, and later said "It's something that I had not thought much about." That’s just lovely. We always respect a politician and potential American President that doesn’t really think about the country’s important health care concerns.
The long and the err… short of it, is that once again, Ron English drew some much-needed political attention a whopping two months before with this hilarious LA billboard. Keep playing with that crystal ball, Mr English.