Famed American artist Norman Rockwell, called back from the dead by vice-president Richard Cheney, today unveiled his long-awaited "Legacy Portrait" of U.S. president George W. Bush.
Rockwell, sometimes criticized during his long career for hiding the truth in overly sentimental and sanitized portraits of American life, stated that he had striven for "unflinching realism" in the Bush portrait.
"I believe I have captured his soul," said Rockwell.
Public reaction was mixed, ranging from "horror" to "revulsion", mirroring public reaction to Bush in real life.
Asked if he would also be painting the 'Legacy Portrait' of the Vice-president before returning to the Underworld, Rockwell responded, "No. I used up my black on this one."