Do This Few People Really Watch the Alaska Gubernatorial Debates?

Omar Minaya and Brian Cashman.Photo: New York Times

This is the picture that ran with the New York Times article about what to expect from Sarah Palin’s debate tomorrow. It’s her at a 2006 Alaska gubernatorial debate. Is it just us or are there people painted on the background to make it look like there are more than nine people watching?

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