If you've wondered whether cynical, disrespectful, hyper-critical cartoonists ever give President Bush a break, the answer is yes and we use the breather to go after the vice president! In between snickering at Super Bowl ads, cracks about astronaut diapers and yet another tiresome season of global-warming/winter-weather snow jobs, cartoonists sniped at Deadeye Dick Cheney's perfect storm of political troubles. Paul Berge stuck it to him on gay parenting. R.J. Matson piped up on the "Scooter" Libby trial. Rob Rogers cast him as an uncharacteristically upbeat actor of evil. And Rex Babin locked him in a rubber war room. Nice touch — a not-so-straight shooter in a straitjacket.
Joel PettJoel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
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