Saturday, December 01, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Here's today's cartoon for PolitickerNV. Harry Reid has had a tough time of it lately. Last week’s Reno Gazette-Journal poll put Reid’s approval rating at 39 percent, well down from the 53 percent he enjoyed upon election to minority leader in 2004. And previous polls have put him down lower than President Bush himself.
In response to this, Reid had some insight as to why his approval ratings in his home state might be so low:
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Just finished watching the CNN YouTube debate, and was pleasantly surprised that my fellow cartoonist, Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle, slipped in the question above.
He actually made three total, and the other two can be seen on his blog here.
But the question/answer of the night went to Mitt Romney, who sounded a lot like our current torturer-in-chief in answering a question on waterboarding: How can any of you disagree with McCain on it, and he's against it?
I oppose torture. As to whether waterboarding is torture, I don't think it's wise for us to describe which measures we would and would not use.
Romney got a little testy when McCain became offended. He dropped the name of people with experience that he gets advice from, like Cofer Black of Blackwater fame.
McCain responded with this:
Life is not '24' and Jack Bauer
Romney also fumbled when Anderson Cooper pointed out that Romney once wished for the day that openly gay men and women could serve in our military. When asked if he still believes that, Romney responded, "Today is not that day."
Updated 11/29/07 at 3:36 p.m.
Over on the Daily Cartoonist, Alan has posted the response of the candidates to Nick Anderson question above:
For PolitickerOR, I decided to go with a cartoon on the wacky crew of guys known as the Portland City Council. I won't go into the story behind it, but if you're interested, here's a great summary:
Cesar Chavez and Douglas Adams
Here's today's PolitickerNJ cartoon. I've been supportive of Chris Christie in the past, and his record of putting away corrupt politicians is admirable. He also has been one of the most popular Republicans in New Jersey, a reputation that has placed him at the top of the pack in terms of challenging Corzine (if he runs) for Governor in 2008.
However, this latest incident has shown a weakness in his armor. By picking Ashcroft, his former boss, to oversee Zimmer Holdings, a company that made a $311 settlement with the government over paying kickbacks to doctors to use its medical implants firm (and earning up to $52 million in the process), Christie is getting justifiably attacked by Democrats.
By calling out the previously untouchable Christie, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone has shown that deep down, he's got a pair of these:
Here's the sketch:
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Here's the cartoon for today's launch of PolitickerMD.
In Maryland, House of Delegates Speaker Mike Busch just passed a slots bill that the Governor wanted during a special session of the legislature. This follows four years of being a roadblock on the same legislation for Republican Governor Bob Ehrlich.
Tune back in later during the week for a second cartoon.