Friday, September 07, 2007

What about Edwards, Obama, Dodd, Biden, Richardson, etc.

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Thanks for moving up the primary date New Jersey!

At a luncheon today as part of the state democrat's annual conference in Atlantic City, Hillary Clinton was the only democratic presidential candidate to bother showing up. She hit all the usual talking points, ranging from providing affordable universal health care to bringing home the troops from Iraq, but it was her line about replacing current government officials with "competent people" that evoked the most laughter. Oh, and about her line that she considers herself an honorary New Jerseyan, but that she doesn't want New Jersey to, "...charge any more property taxes than what I pay across the river in New York." Yeah, uncomfortable reaction by state Dems at best.

But where were the other mainstream democratic candidates? Hillary was undoubtedly there due to not only her friendship with Corzine, but the fact that the majority of state politicians support her (the notable exceptions continue to be Codey's support of Edwards, and Obama's support from Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker and Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy).

Clinton property tax joke a prickly one for New Jersey Dems (Video from The Press of Atlantic City)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Another 11 bite the dust

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In case you were on the far side of the moon yesterday:

11 NJ officials arrested on bribery charges

Apologies, but I've got no time to expand on this cartoon. I'm getting ready to go to Atlantic City to cover the NJ Democratic State Committee conference. I'll be sketching whatever is interesting, so if you're around, stop by and say hello.

Unless you hate me.

And make sure you check out Saturday's Press of Atlantic City for a cartoon I did on the convention.

Total Recall

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Well, my old punching bag Mayor Levy is in hot water again. According to a story by Derek Harper at The Press of Atlantic City, six of the nine Atlantic City councilmembers have signed the petition seeking Levy's recall.

Part of the support for a recall is the continued push of the Levy-Callaway-Baldwin salary hike scheme, which voters overwhelmingly opposed, and whose opposition was upheld in both the Superior and Appellate Court level. Levy is appealing the decision to the Supreme Court.

The best quote has to come from Councilman Robinson, who said that he signed the recall because Levy "has turned the city administration over to (Business Administrator) Domenic Cappella, who is letting evil rule his life."

Recall group: Majority of council have signed petition

Here's the sketch:

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Hold me accountable

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Well, it's Wednesday and everything's back to normal at the good'ole

Go check out my newest cartoon, and let me know what you think. Hope you all had a great Labor Day!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Happy Labor Day

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Why do these two look surprised? Maybe it's because I have a special Labor Day cartoon up at

So go check it out, and let me know what you think. And get those grills heated up already! The long weekend's almost half over.