Friday, June 26, 2015

All rise for the Robed Houdinis

The big Supreme Court decisions this week have certainly fired up political pundits, with one presidential hopeful calling the court justices "Robed Houdinis." I guess he means shining examples of those at the top of their profession?

Houdini himself was not a political warrior. He was supporter of both Republican Teddy Roosevelt and Democrat Woodrow Wilson. The idea of using Houdini's name and image in political attacks, especially cartoons, is something that goes back to Houdini's time, and he loved it. In fact, one poster for The Man From Beyond was made up entirely of such political cartoons.


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