For our latest styles and concepts project, we needed to do something around the 2008 election. Originally I had planned on doing a portrait of the Bush family as the characters from the TV series, "Dallas" but then I was told that G.W. was not interesting anymore. SO I threw Obama into the Mel Brooks comedy "Blazing Saddles." It is a story about the first african american sheriff in the town of Rock Ridge....seems close enough to reality for me.