October 27, 2007

Political semiotics: new significance for old signifiers

It's hardly news that people judge politicians, to some extent, on the basis of superficial characteristics. But what with Larry Craig, Mark Foley, Robert Bauman, Ted Haggard, David Dreier and the rest, the contextual meaning of certain features may be changing, as Ruben Bolling's most recent comic strip points out:

Posted by Mark Liberman at October 27, 2007 10:55 AM