I’ve become so disenchanted with George W. Bush and his whole Administration that I even tried a “counting backward” widget on my sidebar thinking I could edit it daily counting backward to see the number of days left before January 20, 2009 (the next inaugural), but daily editing became cumbersome so I took it off. I want to go on record by saying that I did not vote for Bush, but when he was elected, like the John Wayne quote brought up by various talking heads recently, I said to myself, “well I didn’t vote for him, but he’s my president and I’ll support him. I hope he does a good job.” Well he didn’t! And when I think it can’t get much worse, it does! (The Libby commutation Tuesday and impending pardon sometime next year! Yeah, it’ll happen, just wait and see!) And I no longer support him, I just try to put up with him, hoping he doesn’t do too much more damage, or that somebody with the power will stop him before he does.
So today when I opened my local newspaper, The Salt Lake City Tribune of SLC, Utah, this cartoon looked like one made just for me. I can’t quite read the name of the cartoonist but it’s there in the corner if you look. He/she gets ALL the credit. We have some of the best cartoonists here!
I agree. President Bush has performed at a, excuse the pun, bush-league level. Scooter should not have been let off the hook so easily. It upsets me to see someone do such a poor job in one of the most important positions in the world. Because of that, I feel for Lady Liberty pictured in the cartoon. Poor us. And by the way, I really enjoy reading your blog and thank you for reading mine.
I am impressed that a newspaper in SLC ran that cartoon.
I never voted for Bush, and in fact, I never felt I supported him. Call it arrogance, but I knew he would do a terrible job. I wish I could tell you I’m encouraged by the current crop of would-be nominees. I’m still waiting for one of them to stand up and tell it like it is, not parrot the military-corporate line.
Keep on blogging; you’re terrific.
I couldn’t figure out who the cartoonist is by the signature, but it isn’t the Trib’s usual political cartoonist, Pat Bageley. Hmmm.
FYI, Daryl Cagle keeps a good database of them for MSNBC (though there’s no name there that resembles the signature of the one you posted, which looks like SiGAC or something?):
I heard the John Wayne quotation on Countdown in Keith’s special comment (Yay Keith!!); who else was using it? I typically find that only Keith is doing that kind of reporting on tv these days…
It is surprising that our red state would have a newspaper that would run political cartoons like that; fortunately they do. But there’s always that OTHER paper, The Deseret News, for the other 62% of us to read. I don’t read it. As to “supporting” Bush, I didn’t mean that in any sweeping way, but more in the way of wanting to be surprised by people I may be wrong about. Many thanks for the kind words of encouragement!
I clicked onto the link you provided for other terrific political cartoons. Loved it needlesstosay. As for the John Wayne quote, I believe it WAS Keith Olberman who first used it, then it seemed to catch on like wildfire and I saw it repeated several times–can’t remember who and where. Thanks for linking me up to some good online stuff.
Great cartoon, Alice!
And you know my feelings on Bush and the entire mess. Counting the days right along with you!