Obama’s much beloved speech-writer, Jon Favreau, while perhaps preparing for his new job in a White House with a Clinton in it, was photographed pretending to grope the “breast” of a life-sized cardboard cutout of a woman while another guy in an Obama Staff T-shirt kissed the cut-out and pretended to pour beer in it's mouth.
The Cardboard cutout was of Hillary Clinton.
It's been well over a week now (at least) and the media response seems to be non-existent, as the Obama camp has said nothing, while Clinton herself has been dismissive of the event as little more that good fun. And NOW is just too busy even for a pat response. If there is some outrage out there, it hasn't travelled much farther than the remote corners of the blogosphere, with the possible exception of Bill Clinton who might be wondering why he can't get some of that action.
Is it a big deal? Well that depends.
Take the same picture with two Republican staffers and a cardboard cut-out of any woman known or unknown--God help us if it was actually Hillary Clinton--and convince me that this isn't the lede on every news show, talk show, and on the front of every paper in America until someone or more likely many someones--all of the Republican species of male--quits or gets fired?