The New Yorker Nails Its Cover On ‘Bridgegate’ By Going Small (PHOTO)

The New Yorker eschewed the obvious with its cover on the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Rather than play up Chris Christie’s weight and portray the rotund governor as some kind of gargantuan beast wreaking havoc on the bridge, the magazine’s latest cover by artist Barry Blitt emphasized the juvenile nature of the scandal.

The New Yorker went the Godzilla route last month, however, with a political cartoon that suggested the bridge-demolishing monster “used to work for Christie.”

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