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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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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gore/Bush




The scribble above has been sitting in my pile of homeless images for several years now, waiting for a topic to come along and lend it meaning. I paw through that pile from time to time to see if anything jumps out and this one did today.

Be free, little idea! Be free and fly away!


18 Comments:

at 10/16/07, 5:52 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOHNNY CARSON poked fun at presidents, presidential candidates and politicians with good humor and a sense of fairness.

He did say, however,in 1968 that if this country could elect a man like George Wallace to the Presidency it would be quite a sad day.

JOHNNY CARSON would have had the same observation about Al Gore in 2000.

 
at 10/16/07, 7:45 PM Blogger JohnDWoodSr said...

Anon @ 5:52--and instead of a sad day we got a sad seven years. I'd trade that for one lousy day.

 
at 10/16/07, 7:51 PM Anonymous Eric O. Costello said...

Is what Al Gore has done in the last few years really "leadership?" Given the way hysteria has outstripped hard science in the matter of climate change, Gore has had a very easy time of it. Preaching to the choir does not count as leadership in my book. Compare and contrast the non-stop farrago of abuse that President Bush gets, day in and day out, quite a bit of it hysterical in the bargain (and I mean that in both senses of the word). It's hard to make yourself heard when the louts in the bleachers are throwing pop bottles and yelling comments about your personality. Cartoons like this (and other recent ones) are the artistic equivalent of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

I notice you've been strolling down Memory Lane with cartoons from the 80s. Will these cartoons hold up 20 years from now?

Questionable, in my view.

 
at 10/16/07, 9:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very funny, indeed. Bush looks spot-on: insignificant and worthless.

Terry,
Persimmon Grove, Kentucky

 
at 10/17/07, 7:27 AM Anonymous cookkenusa said...

"Well....there you go again."
W. will have the "pie-ala-mowed,"
thank you very much and be sure to tip your waitresses.

 
at 10/17/07, 8:34 PM Anonymous Drew said...

I'm sorry, but doesn't leadership require a role of some authority? Last I checked Al Gore is a guy who lost an election (he claims he's the winner, but turns out America still works on the Electoral College and he hates that) and got lucky picking a topic for his book that the eco-fascists wanted to hear about.
Leader = authority figure
Gore = yesterday's news.

 
at 10/17/07, 11:14 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

I see Gore Derangement Syndrome still runs strong in the fringe . . .

 
at 10/18/07, 6:14 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUESTION FOR REALITY CHECK: Do you regard everyone who disagrees with you as being "fringe"?

If so, why?

Let me refresh your memory on this. A few months back I expressed concern that Hillary may revive the idea to tap into our private pensions,including IRAs, 401ks, etc. Remember?

Well, somehow that discussion made to Google:

http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/borgman/2007/03/implant.asp

You seemed to support the idea of a one time 15% tax on private pensions and said: "Well the government lets you keep 85%".

Did you ever think of that idea before I posted it. Do you recall Secty of Labor Robert Reich traveling around the nation in the 1990s for the purpose of promoting ETIs (Economic Targeted Investments) which was Clinton's plan to require private pension funds (i.e. Ohio PERS) to invest in government programs. Reich made an appearance on McConnell on WLW on this issue.

So, to you, am I "fringe"? If so, explain.

 
at 10/18/07, 6:52 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

And furthermore REALITY CHECK......if you want to get to the Google of our discussion of a few months ago......it is under CLINTON PENSION GRAB, scroll down on the first page...and it is under Borg Blog.

 
at 10/18/07, 9:55 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Win a Nobel Prize in fiction and Borgman thinks you're a leader? Too funny. Did I miss the cartoon on the UK judge's ruling on Big Al's book?

 
at 10/18/07, 3:52 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

Comparing Al Gore to George Wallace, a man who campaigned on a segregation platform, is a fringe opinion, no amount of econobabble filibuster (or is it flirting?) will change that.

As for a cartoon on that UK court, good point: maybe have them wearing dunce caps, or clown make-up (something Jim's good at); and I don't know that has to do with Doris Lessing who won the Nobel Literature Prize (which I presume was what was meant by "fiction") . . .

 
at 10/19/07, 10:16 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO REALITY CHECK: You just don't understand. Al Gore and George Wallace were both equally kooks. We know where George Wallace stood on the subject of segeration. Well, Al Gore's beliefs on the environment are as off base as were Wallace's on racial matters.

Now do you understand?

 
at 10/19/07, 3:33 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

Oh, I understand clearly: by confirming you were comparing Gore to Wallace, you further prove how far in the fringe you are. Like it or not, environmentalism is mainstream, and has been for decades; it seems people don't like dirty air and water!

If a comparison must be made, it's safe to say Al Gore is to environmental issues what Martin Luther King Jr. was to racial matters . . .

 
at 10/19/07, 4:01 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If a comparison must be made, it's safe to say Al Gore is to environmental issues what Martin Luther King Jr. was to racial matters . . ."

Are you out of your mind?

 
at 10/19/07, 11:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, he (she?) just keeps digging!

Oh, and considering both Gore and MLK are Nobel Peace prize award winners, besides leaders of movements to better humanity, asking me if I'm out of my mind sounds even dumber (no, of course I'm not out of my mind, to answer the ridiculous question; the person who asked it, on the other hand . . .)

 
at 10/19/07, 11:25 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

Wow, he (she?) just keeps digging!

Oh, and considering both Gore and MLK are Nobel Peace prize award winners, besides leaders of movements to better humanity, asking me if I'm out of my mind sounds even dumber (no, of course I'm not out of my mind, to answer the ridiculous question; the person who asked it, on the other hand . . .)

 
at 10/20/07, 9:43 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOHNNY CARSON poked fun at presidents, presidential candidates and politicians with good humor and a sense of fairness.

He did say, however,in 1968 that if this country could elect a man like George Wallace to the Presidency it would be quite a sad day.

JOHNNY CARSON would have had the same observation about Al Gore in 2000.

------------------------------------

He would have said the same thing about John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.

 
at 10/21/07, 7:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock on Jim, rock on!

 
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