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Take a peek over Jim Borgman's shoulder


Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Schmidt Keeps Happening




Can you believe Jean Schmidt's Midas touch? (Everything she touches turns into a muffler.) You won't find many congressional candidates proposing to locate a nuclear waste storage facility in their district a week before a close election.

Every blue moon a newsmaker comes along who is such a caricature that a cartoonist has a hard time exaggerating them. Ross Perot comes to mind. Marge Schott had a long and glorious reign in this category. Jean Schmidt has assumed the throne. (Loved the Enquirer's Schmidt endorsement calling Wulsin an "artless campaigner." As opposed to Schmidt?)

Is the second district going to return her to her congressional seat? Are you voting for Wulsin or Schmidt?


22 Comments:

at 10/31/06, 9:55 AM Anonymous Brian R said...

I will definitely be voting for Wulsin. The Enquirer ed board's endorsement of Schmidt was quite laughable, as is she. 8 pieces of mail in as many days knocking Dr. Wulsin? The Republicans are obviously scared.

 
at 10/31/06, 10:16 AM Anonymous solorunner said...

The cartoon of Jean Schmidt killed. However Im voting for her as I couldnt sleep knowing I had cast a vote for a fraud like "Dr" Wulsin. By the way Brian R the Republicans arent scared of wulsin we're scared of her ilk wiping out future citizens. Be a good Democrat go abort something.

 
at 10/31/06, 10:48 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be voting for Wulsin. Jean Schmidt definitely does not represent me, or my views.

As a longtime Clermont county resident, I have to say that it's time for Jean Schmidt to get out of politics. What is she thinking these days??

 
at 10/31/06, 11:32 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics aside, you have to wonder if Schmidt is fit for office from a mental health standpoint. There is no litmus test for intellect, but an unbalanced person is a problem.

 
at 10/31/06, 11:47 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding Schmidt's comments that the toxic waste site issue should be determined by residents of Pike County and that "Cininnnati residents don't have anything to do with it."

Does she think the Ohio River flows toward Pittsburgh?! That's our drinking water supply, Jeanne.

Schmidt is just plain incompetent intellectually. But, Cincinnati, if you are OK with electing someone to represent you who doesn't think you should even have a say in the issue....go right ahead.

 
at 10/31/06, 12:08 PM Anonymous ReFlex76 said...

What a Schmidt-head!

 
at 10/31/06, 12:12 PM Anonymous ReFlex76 said...

Loved the sketched idea on the bottom right, but it did look just a tad too risque . . .

 
at 10/31/06, 12:31 PM Anonymous TedBrogan said...

I almost want Mean Jean to stay in office for the jokes. She is a goldmine of material and it is kind of funny/depressing that a majority of the people in this area think she is fit to hold public office. Now excuse me while I finish this crack pipe with my illegal immigrant buddies on our way to get abortions.

 
at 10/31/06, 12:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

A regular still like me giving Borgman advice is a little like having an altar boy tell the Pope what to do but....

I have this image of Jean Schmidt as the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, hanging on a pole in the middle of a corn field with crows (voters) swirling around her. A thought comes from her...."If I only had a brain."

 
at 10/31/06, 1:03 PM Blogger JohnDWoodSr said...

Wulsin definitely!!!!!
Take one good look at Jean Schmidt and you'll understand why nature abhors a vacuum. She offers NOTHING positive.

 
at 10/31/06, 2:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a die-hard Republican, but Vic Wulsin is one Democrat I will be voting for this year.

I know that I don't agree with her on the issues, but, Jean Schmidt is such an embarassment. She is the Republican version of Cynthia McKinney.

 
at 10/31/06, 2:51 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean Schmidt! What a joke!

I'm a Republican but, not a stupid Republican!

Yeah lets build a toxic waste site and sell this as job creation.

Flush!!! What was that sound? Jean Schmidt going down!!

 
at 10/31/06, 4:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean has GOT to go. I followed her very closely in the primary and found her to be totally out of touch with her district. Unfortunately that says that the Clermont County Republican Party is out of touch too...and THEY are.

I voted absentee and VOTED WULSIN. I have to say I had a difficult time voting Dem, but had to. MJS has GOT TO GO!!!!!

 
at 10/31/06, 8:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2:21 PM Anonymous, What did poor Cynthia McKinney do to Ohio to deserve this comparison?

 
at 10/31/06, 11:07 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Idea: Jim, can you do a football official flagging Jean for un-Portmanlike conduct. You know, things like:

Whining when someone cuts a cake with a picture of you on it

Calling Murtha a coward

Lying on your resume since 1989

Plagiarizing

Claiming false endorsements

Spreading lies about your opponents

Ducking debates

Being all talk and no action with the styrene leak

Advocating doing business with Fidel Castro, then taking money from anti-Castro interests

Discussing your newlywed daughter’s sex life in a public forum

Just to name a few things....

 
at 11/1/06, 3:52 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wulsin! (if my absentee ballot is counted). As an example of the limited kind of thinking Jean Schmidt evidences, once I wrote her suggesting citizens in Washington,DC should be allowed to vote in national elections. Her response: They should move to another district.

 
at 11/1/06, 8:14 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jean Schmidt's intellect, or lack of it, is very evident in her commercials. The one where she is criticizing Wulsin for her support of gay rights is comical. Is she so stupid that she doesn't realize that she just gave every gay vote in the state to her opponent. If that alone doesn't prove her ignorance then I don't know what will. Although as a gay voter, I appreciate her letting me know who is on my side. Thanks Jean!

 
at 11/1/06, 8:42 AM Blogger Mr Bill said...

OK, Jim, good point about comments. Artists need feedback and this is a great opportunity to share ideas and reactions instead of just lurking. I visit regularly and link from my journal for others to see.

I appreciate your opening the creative process so folks can better understand that cartoons are written before they are drawn.

 
at 11/1/06, 2:34 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anon 8:14

My gues iss you meant "every gay vote in the" DISTRICT as compared ot the state. Unless, you are a grduate of the Ken Blackwell School of Election Thievery....

 
at 11/1/06, 2:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about the spelling in the previous post--got a flu shot and my arm is numb

 
at 11/1/06, 3:47 PM Anonymous Dan said...

Hey Gannett,

I read this blog daily even if I'm not posting. Don't change a thing! Borgman is the best journalist in the Midwest.

 
at 11/8/06, 12:31 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did "you people" re-elect this wack-a-doodle woman again????? sheeesh. You get the gov't you deserve.

 
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