Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Today's cartoons - 6/4/08

The green monster: McCain's terrible speech

Marc Ambinder: "I wish I had a screen grab... but the green background is very weird and very jarring. On this stage, theatrics matter."

Matt Yglesias
notes: "'s interesting that he's shifted his aesthetic from his old black and white 'fascist' aesthetic to a new green and white Islamofascist aesthetic."

Andrew Sullivan: "From the re-branded green background to the silly attempt to capitalize on Democratic divisions to the Clintonian cooptation of an Obama meme - "a leader we can believe in" - McCain's opening gambit in the general election was, in my judgment, underwhelming."

Atrios: "It'll make you look like the cottage cheese in a lime jello salad. Always a good look for an older gentlemen... The aesthetics of McCain's speech, just mercifully completed before a slightly energized crowd of literally dozens, was awesome in how dreadful it was. No matter what Harold Ford thinks, who was somehow thoroughly moved by lime-jello McCain.

Monday, June 02, 2008

This week's Cartoon Caption Contest

The talk of Washington over the last couple of days is a new tell-all book by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan.

But what do George W. Bush and Dick Cheney think of it?

Come up with a pointed caption for this cartoon and either post it here or email it to me at Keep it clean (this is a family website) and keep it brief (brevity is the soul of wit). When you post, include your name and the name of the city and state where you live. Your deadline is noon Friday.

We'll post the winner's name and caption here Saturday morning, along with several runner-ups. If you send us your name and address, we'll mail the winning writer a color print of the cartoon with the caption, signed by Rob Tornoe. Please allow at least 4 weeks for delivery.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to email me at

Good luck, and have fun! Place your captions here.