Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Old Geezer

I read a little something about all of McCain's gaffes recently, and thought this would be a nice cartoon for my Wisconsin audience.

McCain should be happy that while the national network news and the New York Times are too busy fawning over Obama to give him the time of day, he can still be the butt of my cartoons here in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's not the economy, it's Brett Favre, Stupid!

My editor has been letting me do as many Brett Favre cartoons as I want. Here is the latest.

There isn't a real deep message, other that here in Wisconsin, we have our priorities. Still the drawing turned out pretty nice.

Here are some of the other Favre cartoons I've done recently.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Write in candidates

It's been a while since I updated, but I'm finally sort of moved into my new place, so I can share a new editorial cartoon with my audience on the world wide web.

I drew today's cartoon for the Tampa Tribune, about the horrendous practice of party hacks disenfranchising independents and members of the opposing political party from voting for for their elected officials.

Here is how the scam works. Everybody knows that there are certain elections that are really determined in the primary. For instance, in a particularly republican district, say in rural Utah, whoever wins the republican party primary will eventually win the election since there is no way in hell the electorate would choose a Democrat.

Apparently there are a ton of districts like this in Florida. Also Florida generally has closed primaries meaning that independents and members of the opposing political party are forbidden to vote in a party's primary.

Florida changed their laws recently to allow open primaries in cases where the opposing political failed to field a candidate. For those who like democracy, there was much rejoicing. Then somebody found a loophole.

Republican party hacks have been closing otherwise open primaries, by registering as official democrat write-in candidates. Write in candidates don't have the gather the signatures that legitimate candidates need to gather, and the candidates don't even appear on the ballot.

But since they are registered as candidates, these GOP hacks can keep independents and democrats from voting for the only legitimate candidates for office in their district.

I guess the GOP is worried that independents and Democrats might opt to elect a moderate republican as opposed a nut who toes the party line.

(By the way, I'm sure the Democrats are just as capable of pulling off these devious tricks but there have been fewer cases of democrats pulling this kind of stunt).

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tammy Baldwin

This is the first cartoon I've ever drawn featuring Madison's congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. She's really brave to endorse the impeachment of the president, now that there is no time to actually remove him from office.