There are 2 reasons for this.
1. your wiper is connected above the fold down crack. That way you don't have to remove your wiper arms, to drop your windshield.
2. the wiper arms are straight, instead of being bent at a 45* angle, like the TJ
I did the same thing that scooter did, and that got them out of view, a little more.
It's normal, on a YJ.