Quote of the Day: Patriotic Paste Ups Don’t Pay

“I had been arrested a few times for doing street art. I’m a patriotic criminal. I didn’t want to be perceived as an unwelcomed endorsement. I didn’t think that there would be any way for me to work officially with the campaign, so I did it on my own.”

– Street artist and ardent Obama supporter Shepard Fairey — who created the iconic “Hope” poster that was everywhere we turned this fall — appeared on last night’s Colbert Report; in the interview Fairey reveals to Colbert that he’s not making much money off the now ubiquitous logo, prompting Colbert to claim Obama a socialist. And we worried about the death of political humor.