This is the picture that ran on the front page of France’s leftiest newspaper’s site yesterday. And it’s all over the Internet.

Oh, the shame.

And you wonder why the rest of the world thinks America is absurd.

Many people have interpreted the original Night of the Living Dead as being a commentary on racism, but evidently the makers of the film say it wasn’t intentional.

Nonetheless, it was a reasonable interpretation. And the comparison with the movie seems particularly apt on more than one level at the moment.

This election “pits the dead against the living in a struggle for survival!

Who do you pick to run the United States of America: the strong, resourceful, persevering (and other admirable adjectives) young hero, or the zombie?

I do have to pity that poor old man. I’m not heartless. But he has no business running for president. He’s in the checkout line.