An opinion: I do not think that Newsweek's cover photo of Michele Bachmann 'went too far' or whatever we want to call it. I've seen plenty of photos of Bachmann, and she just plain flat-out has crazy eyes, which I suspect is because she's...well, she's dumb and crazy. I'm sorry to say it, but that's the only way I can interpret the fact that most of the things she says are dumb, crazy, or dumb and crazy. Plus the fact that her eyes really do look like that. Lord knows, we all don't photograph well all the time -- some of us (yours truly among them, I think) don't photograph well even a majority of the time -- but I've never once seen a photo of Michele Bachmann that doesn't make me think, "Wow, I really hope the docs from the loony bin find her soon."
I mean, the woman was caught hiding behind a bush once, to spy on an opposing rally. She's crazy. And she has the eyes to prove it.