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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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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

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14 Comments:

at 3/14/07, 6:37 PM Blogger JohnDWoodSr said...

The bucket is way too small.

 
at 3/15/07, 9:53 AM Anonymous impeach, indict, and imprison said...

had enough? vote democratic!

 
at 3/15/07, 10:20 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janet Reno relieved several U.S. Attorneys from duty shortly after she assumed office.

Was there any comments or cartoon from Mr. Borgman on this matter?

 
at 3/15/07, 11:56 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO 10;20, Don't know the answer to your question, BUT, Janet Reno's OWN PARTY was not demanding her resignation either.

 
at 3/15/07, 2:04 PM Blogger Steve Willhite said...

I love the postings like 10:20's. People are always looking for a conspiracy or what they feel as an injustice. Jeez, who said the man has to be impartial? (I don't care if he is or not) He's a cartoonist for God's sake, not a judge or politician. Draw your own cartoon if you don't like his view. I think I'll just enjoy them.

 
at 3/15/07, 3:58 PM Anonymous impeach, indict, and imprison said...

10:20 has been watching to much faux news. when there is a change of administration it is customary to ask for the resignations of the u.s. attorneys. reno did this with the caveat that if the attorney was active in an investigation the resignation would wait till it was over.

in this case, bush and the neocon cabal were attempting to replace attorneys they had appointed with political hacks when the attorneys in question had failed to pursue a political agenda.

thats what you should be throwing up over, the total disregard this administration has for the rule of law and the constitution.

had enough? vote democratic.

 
at 3/15/07, 5:50 PM Anonymous John Carey (NJ) said...

Meanwhile on the sports page: "I believe I'm the best ambassador baseball has." -- Pete Rose

 
at 3/15/07, 11:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tee hee! It rhymes.

 
at 3/16/07, 11:44 AM Anonymous D T said...

To impeach, indict and imprison:

Hmmm..."...when there is a change of administration it is customary to ask for the resignations of the u.s. attorneys..." 93 of 93 ?!? Janet Reno fired all 93 US Attorneys giving them 10 days to clear out of their offices.

Imp.., In.., Imp... also says: "...reno did this with the caveat that if the attorney was active in an investigation the resignation would wait till it was over."

But the facts tell a different story:

At the time, Jay Stephens, then U.S. Attorney in Chicago, was investigating then Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, and was "within 30 days" of making a decision on an indictment. Mr. Rostenkowski, who was shepherding the Clinton's economic program through Congress, eventually went to jail on mail fraud charges and was later pardoned by Mr. Clinton.

Also at the time, allegations concerning some of the Clintons' Whitewater dealings were coming to a head. By dismissing all 93 U.S. Attorneys at once, the Clintons conveniently cleared the decks to appoint "Friend of Bill" Paula Casey as the U.S. Attorney for Little Rock. Ms. Casey never did bring any big Whitewater indictments, and she rejected information from another FOB, David Hale, on the business practices of the Arkansas elite including Mr. Clinton.

The firing of eight US Attorneys by Gonzales, although handled poorly, is a tempest in a teapot!

 
at 3/16/07, 9:53 PM Anonymous impeach, indict, and imprison said...

at 11:44 dt said:

But the facts tell a different story:


actually the facts don't tell a different story, but the drudge report does. the right wing talking point that you provided is thoroughly debunked at:

http://mediamatters.org/items/200703150001

 
at 3/17/07, 11:20 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the puke bucket for the chlorine bombs used by the obviously morally superior "freedom fighters" of Iraq against the Great Satan America ??

"Lost cause" would be walking away from this effort and leaving the pieces to be divvied by Sadaam loyalists and other terrorists operating under the guise of "Islam".

Never mind who would control the oil revenue, supply, construction contracts, and geopolitical economic stability. Factor in the military threat to Israel, and I fail to see where the characterization "lost cause" has any relevance, save for a wedge issue that will serve to divide the country and elect Hillary or another Democrat in 2008.

 
at 3/18/07, 11:06 AM Anonymous H. Beige said...

I think "lost cause" is very relevant to every kid who has had his body blown apart so far. We entered Iraq in a foolhardy way and now probably have to stay the course to keep the chaos we've created from snowballing even more.
Meanwhile the body count and body parts pile up. (Is that the furrowed brow of a Lincoln consumed with grief and pain that we see etched on this president's countenance?)
It is all indeed enough to make one regurgitate; it is a tragedy. But not to Haliburton. And not to a man looking forward the next presidential library.

 
at 3/18/07, 11:20 AM Anonymous Joseph Harbin said...

Steve Breen cartoon from last week:
"Worst Foreign Policy Ideas Ever:
1st Place: Invading Iraq. 2nd Place:
Pulling Out Too Soon."
Agree or not, for many Americans I think this is too complex a thought process.

 
at 3/20/07, 2:57 PM Anonymous impeach, indict, and imprison said...

clinton did it, yeah, right:

consider the following:

Congressional Report: Clinton Didn’t Do It Too
Both President Bush and Karl Rove have argued that the administration’s U.S. Attorney purge is a “normal and ordinary” process that was also carried out by President Clinton. ThinkProgress has spent some time debunking this claim, but the Congressional Research Service has put the nail in the coffin.

A CRS report released yesterday examines the tenure of all U.S. Attorneys who were confirmed by the Senate between the years 1981 and 2006 to determine how many had served — and, of those, how many had been forced to resign for reasons other than a change in administration.

The answer:

– Of the 468 confirmations made by the Senate over the 25-year period, only 10 left office involuntarily for reasons other than a change in administration prior to the firings that took place in December.

– In virtually all of those 10 previous cases, serious issues of personal or professional conduct appeared to be the driving issue. Prior to December, for example, only two U.S. Attorneys were outright fired for improper, and in one case criminal, behavior. The CRS report identifies six other U.S. Attorneys who resigned during the 25-year period who were implicated in news reports of “questionable conduct.” For two others, the CRS was unable to determine the cause.

In other words, the Bush administration pushed out almost as many U.S. Attorneys in December as had been let go over the past 25 years.

American Progress fellow Scott Lilly writes on the CRS report:

It is clear that of the four administrations that controlled the executive branch of government during the past quarter-century, only the current administration has held the view that U.S. Attorney can or should be removed absent serious cause. In no instance is there any indication of a removal because a U.S. attorney failed to meet certain political criteria, such as prosecuting cases that were considered too sensitive to partisan issues or failing to prosecute cases that would be helpful from a partisan perspective.

The innovative philosophy of the current Bush administration with respect to the service of U.S. Attorneys is worthy of the attention it is now receiving. Those eight forced resignations threaten the very basis of our justice system — to quote the words written above the pillars on the west front of the Supreme Court, “Equal Justice Under Law.”

 
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