Saturday, November 24, 2007

Atlantic City's New Mayor

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Here's today's cartoon for the Press of Atlantic City.

As most of you in the city by the sea are aware, Scott Evans has been chosen to be your new mayor. Which, as always, has it's problems, and comes with its own baggage.

According to The Press:
One of the challenges of his term will be establishing a working relationship with a council that only grudgingly approved him. And he may have gotten off to a bad start Friday by commandeering the city-owned SUV driven by at-large Councilman George Tibbitt as his mayoral vehicle.

Atlantic City Council President Craig Callaway, who is serving 40 months in federal prison for accepting $36,000 in bribes, has now selected the Mayor of Atlantic City. Evans, alongside the other two nominees, Domenic Cappela and Barbara Hudgins, are all steadfast Callaway supporters.

I came up with this cartoon initially, but my editors at The Press thought I wasn't giving Evans a fair shake, as he has a chance to do right by the city:

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According to Harry Hurley:
One of the first things Evans will do is bring back attorney Dan Gallagher ... most probably in a tax appeal role. Do not immediately reject this move.

There is a major investigation coming. Get ready for it. And, it's going to get really ugly. And, while I have had my differences with Dan, because of his undying loyalty to Craig Callaway ... Gallagher is very experienced in Atlantic City tax appeals ... something that the City is lacking at the present time.

I say the burden should be on Evans. He knows his background, and it should be up to him not to follow the path of his predecessor. He's started off right by saying he will only serve as mayor for one year, and he won't run for re-election.

That means that in June 2008, the citizens of Atlantic City will have the opportunity to choose who they would like to be their next mayor.

And hopefully it won't be out of a bag of 3 Callaway lackeys.

Formal Position Regarding the Selection of Mayor for Atlantic City. My Choice: Scott Evans
Harry Hurley

Where the Callaways are now
Press of Atlantic City

Atlantic City mayor gets crash course in running city
Press of Atlantic City

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Sure to Piss You Off Item of the Day

From The Swamp:

Forced to quit his office by the uproar over the dismissal of nine federal prosecutors plus other alleged missteps relating to surveillance and the treatment of detainees, Alberto Gonzales now commands a cool $40,000 on the speakers circuit, according to recent news accounts.

Ex-AG Gonzales hits speakers circuit
The Swamp (Tribune Company's Washington Blog>

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

"Whooooooooo!” - The Nature Boy endorses Huckabee

On the heels of his Chuck Norris endorsement, CNN is reporting that Mike huckabee has just landed another important endorsement...The Nature Boy Ric Flair!

Here's a quote from Political Intelligence, a blog by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor at The Boston Globe:

"It's a tremendous honor to offer my support to such an outstanding leader as Mike Huckabee. His authentic conservative qualifications and level of executive leadership experience are unmatched by his opponents."

"And like I always say, to be the man, you've got to beat the man and Mike Huckabee is the man. Whoooooooo!"

Here is Huckabee's Chuck Norris commercial:

Wrestler Ric Flair supporting Mike Huckabee

Huckabee adds Ric Flair to fold
Political Intelligence: The Boston Globe

Another one bites the dust...

Here's a link to today's carton over at PolitickerNJ. Go check it out, and have a great Thanksgiving!

Affordable Housing

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Here's the sketch:

Monday, November 19, 2007

Giving Novick the hook

Here's a link to my first cartoon for PolitickerOR, a sister site of PolitickerNJ.

In Oregon, there is a Democratic primary for US Senate between Jeff Merkley, the state House Speaker and the Democratic establishment candidate, and Steve Novick, a leftist lawyer and Paul Wellstone kind of candidate. Novick is a thalidomide baby, stands 4’8” tall and has a hook instead of a left hand, something that he plays up on his campaign website,

Novick was in the race first, and the state/national Dems have pretty much picked Merkley. They’d like Novick out of the race, so they can concentrate on beating GOP Sen. Gordon Smith, but Novick doesn’t seem at all willing to go.

Here's the sketch: