Cartoonists couldn't help but turn our structurally unsound attention spans to the Minnesota bridge collapse. Of the obligatory warnings about infrastructure, Scott Stantis' was hands down (and up) the most visually compelling. Then there were the metaphors: The I-35 bridge as crippled war effort, as crumpled sub-prime mortgage market, even as crumbling administration credibility on Pat Tillman. I found it a wet-suitable analogy for an economy in troubled waters. Of course, we also caved in to the temptation to find whatever grim humor it offered. Ed Gamble did the best of the handful of Osama bin Laden references. Gamble is clearly not with us but with the evildoers, and I trust somebody is monitoring his calls without a warrant.
-- Joel Pett
Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times