Obama Already Stressed Out?

Mad turns satirical eye on new president
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2009 6:15 PM CST
Barack Obama's smoking habit is just one angle Mad uses to parody the new president in its current issue.   (Mad Magazine)

(Newser) – Crises at home and abroad seem to be taking a toll on President Obama already—at least through the lens of Mad Magazine’s cartoonists. The current issue depicts a stressed-out president—ashtray full, antacid flowing—poring over screaming headlines and classified reports. “The only thing the artist missed,” Frank James writes in the Chicago Tribune, “was the chance to take a swipe at the president for those Alfred E. Newman ears of his.”