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Toon Op: Drawn to politics

Political cartoons, like those ubiquitous campaign attack ads, are supposed to hit hard. But after absorbing months of gutter-sniping, torrents of television and radio spots and a deluge of debate debacles, sometimes even cartoonists take a break from being partisan artisans. Props to Tom Meyer for wondering who's at the controls of California's high-flying initiative system. Rex Babin wants to know who's cleaning up the paper trail after the windbags and blowhards. And Clay Bennett, referencing the reefer referendum, serves up chips and tips.

-- Joel Pett

La-oe-1031-pettbabinEditorial cartoon by Rex Babin/Sacramento Bee.

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Editorial cartoon by Clay Bennett/Chattanooga Times Free Press.


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Editorial cartoon by Tom Meyer.

 

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His work also appears in USA Today.

 

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loiseisenberg

Thank you Mr. Pett for showing the comical side of politics and it is comical.
All three editorial cartoons are clever.


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