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Cartoons: Presidential history lessons

There we go again. Cartoonists love to represent the present through presidents pasts. Chip Bok, breaking with the liberal AFL-CIA (Amalgamated Federation of Lithographers, Cartoonists, Illustrators and Animators) quotes FDR against AFSCME. Tony Auth harks back to a Union icon (stovepipe-hat-fitters?), linking Lincoln to civil unions. Finally, I penned a more recent threesome of executive members of the Order of Blame Avoidance Managers of America.

-- Joel Pett

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok / creators.com

Editorial cartoon by Tony Auth / Philadelphia Inquirer

Editorial cartoon by Joel Pett / Lexington Herald-Leader


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


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He who buys the ink will form the minds of the public. Randolph Hearst created "Reefer Madness” and look what happen. President Carter was one of the most intelligent Presidents to serve the public. The Corportocracy destroyed him. They will destroy Obama because he doesn't have a clue as to how Washington works. He who holds the gold will make the rules.



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