Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Saturday Cartoons

Before we get to the 'toons, I'm pleased to share the news that our friend Jeff Danziger of the New York Times and the Rutland Herald (Vermont) has received the 2008 Thomas Nast Award, for editorial cartoons. Jeff calls Nast “the grandfather of all American cartoonists” and I'm sure he was thrilled to receive the honor, which was awarded in Landau, Germany, Nast’s birthplace.

Congratulations, Jeff!

And now, on with the cartoons.

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Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle has a great animated short that shows the rut walked by the Republican party …

Click on the screenshot above or go here to see it.

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Ann Telnaes at the Washington Post has an animation nailing Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and using his own voice to do it.

Click on the screenshot above or go here to see it.

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Finally, The Onion shows us the most detailed presidential press briefing I've ever seen on a day that a "giant monster" enters Manhattan.

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Thanks to all who have come to visit from other sites -- I'm glad you're here. But please know that this blog is about far more than the Saturday cartoons. They're merely a diversion and provide a humorous take on what's really on our minds. I primarily cover the U.S. Senate but also write about presidential politics and White House activities as well. So please take a look around beyond the 'toons -- and come back soon.

All cartoons are posted with the artists' express permission to Please visit the following sites to see more work from these fine cartoonists:

Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle
Tony Auth, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jeff Danziger, Syndicated Political Cartoonist
Matt Davies, NY Journal News
Walt Handelsman, Newsday
Paul Jamiol, Jamiol's World
Steve Kelley, New Orleans Times Picayune
Mike Luckovich, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jim Morin, Miami Herald
Jack Ohman, Portland Oregonian
Dwane Powell, Raleigh News & Observer
Steve Sack, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Bill Sanders, Retired Syndicated Cartoonist
Ben Sargent, Austin American-Statesman
Ann Telnaes, Syndicated Political Cartoonist