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Is This the Worst Political Photo-Bomb Ever?

New York City mayoral candidate, Bill Thompson, recently sent out a pamphlet to potential voters, touting his candidacy, discussing education, and showing Thompson shaking hands with a little girl.

That’s not the problem.

Within that same image of Thompson shaking hands with a little girl, is a city resident walking the sidewalk, and probably voicing his personal opinion of the state of politics in New York.

The image was photo-bombed by his middle finger.



Via Politicker:

A colorful mailer touting mayoral candidate Bill Thompson appears to have made a flub–including what would be the lovely image of Mr. Thompson greeting a smiling little girl–were it not for the guy who seems to be giving the finger to the photographer.

While some who viewed the photo saw the man as innocently adjusting his sunglasses, an informal survey of New York Observer staffers found a strong consensus that believe him to be giving the bird.

The image can be found in a pamphlet paid for by a soon-to-be well-known group called “United for the Future”–a political committee that appears to belong to the powerful United Federation of Teachers, which is expected to spend millions of dollars touting Mr. Thompson through independent expenditures in the race.

Note to potential candidates – always check the entire image before publishing.

Thank God this wasn’t a pamphlet sent out by the staff of Anthony Weiner.  Who knows what would have been in the background.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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