Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Have you heard about this book, "Team of Rivals?" Apparently President-Elect Obama has. While I'm nauseated by his deification, it is hopeful that our new president reads and perhaps understands history. I'm not worried--he's got big ears and may be giving the Clintons back to the cartoonists. All is good.
Last Friday's CNN.com cartoons had me (and the Capitol) venting on the bailouts. How about bailing out newspapers? Vaudeville? Radio serials? I have to admit that one day George Will convinces me to tell Detroit to DROP DEAD. The next day, Thomas Friedman turns me around. I'm nothing if not stupid.
I'm a big fan of Jack Lemmon and his fine film, "Save the Tiger." So I jerked around with the title and created a cartoon that has nothing to do with the movie. Except that in both the movie and reality, the protagonist burned his business down.
There was once a band beyond description whose rhythm guitarist proclaimed he needed a miracle every day (as well as women, one about twice his weight, another about twice his height, but I digress). In the end, John McCain was holding his index finger up in a parking lot. "Need One!"
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sarah Palin has been a wonderful surprise for us editorial cartoonist-types during this campaign season. Imagine if we had to fill all that space with Lieberman cartoons? Errrrr. Anyway, Sarah going off-message and off the rails is something of a parting gift. Godspeed Sarah Palin.
I was struck by the fuss made over Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama. Since when is the support of a two-time Bush-endorser, who was arguably the last man who could have stopped the rush to war, considered a plus? That premise led me to visit some other silliness on the trail. Like how I love Oliver Stone's work but exactly eight years of W. seems like more than enough.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I've always liked The Gambler (singer, not idiot pitcher) going back to The First Edition. McCain has descended through the six stages of Kenny Rogers. In a barely related segue, check out what condition their conditions are in: http://www.menwholooklikekennyrogers.com/
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
My true-believer conservative friend, Lee Weber, http://leeweber.blogstream.com/ draws parallels between the Bush and Nixon administrations far beyond the Constitutional contempt. Specifically, as this cartoon attempts to express, the complete sell-out of any principle to win elections.