Cartoons: Bottom lines on the budget
Cartoonists have no taste for accounting, but we budget plenty of time to analyze the numbers racket in Washington. Mike Luckovich pictured a pack of pachyderms while smelling a rodent in the rotunda. Tom Toles, sensing we're not being given a fair shot, took aim at budgetary blind spots. And Dan Wasserman looked past the short-term shortfalls to the bigger picture. Not fiscal, of course, but political, just a couple of short falls from now. That's our bottom line, right there in black ink.
-- Joel Pett
Editorial cartoon by Mike Luckovich / Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His cartoons also appear in USA Today.