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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, January 29, 2008



at 1/29/08, 1:40 PM Anonymous ck said...

Uhg... the 1/29 makes me sick. 9/11 should never be used in comparison to something like that.

at 1/29/08, 1:54 PM Blogger Paul said...

Just my two cents:

1. I find the cartoon about the self-combustion of the Guiliani campaign interesting with its comparison to 9/11 since he really exploited that event for his own gain – but see how it could be equally offensive to use the event for humorous effect.

2. Great idea – and using the Al Jolson pose for Bill Clinton is perfect (although this could also be a touchy metaphor?).

3. I don't think the countdown clock rough isn't working yet – there's an idea in there, but I think it's a bit hard to understand at this point.

at 1/29/08, 2:01 PM Blogger Haystacks Calhoun said...

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at 1/29/08, 2:04 PM Blogger Haystacks Calhoun said...

The Clinton one is dead letter perfect....One would hope that I am dead wrong about thinking that some groups could get offended, though, as it is hilarious, and oh so true.

Perhaps that is what makes it seem touchy, and funny at the same time.

at 1/29/08, 3:03 PM Anonymous a noun, a verb, and 9-11 said...

well, you cerntainly are exploring the edge of the envelope today. i like the guiliani one but i can understand that it will create a controversy.

at 1/29/08, 3:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

what, no comment on Teddy K?

at 1/29/08, 3:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

what are the demographics of Ohio for Giuliani, Romney and McCain (seeing as how Cincy is 30% rich and 70% poor)

at 1/29/08, 3:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

bush asleep at the wheel again (driving home down a dark alley from a bar)

at 1/29/08, 3:52 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

giuliani saved this country from a complete meltdown after 9/11 (let the man rejoice in his glory)

at 1/29/08, 4:06 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boring Borgman....

same old, same old.

And now you're using 9/11 for comic relief? Wow, you really are classless. You're no better then Giuliani.

at 1/29/08, 4:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

USA, first black president proves...?

at 1/29/08, 9:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you shoot yourself in the foot?

Last year, the national party stripped Florida of its delegates as punishment for moving its primary ahead of Feb. 5 and the candidates pledged to bypass the state. At stake Tuesday were 185 delegates.

Still, Clinton winked at that pledge, holding two closed fundraisers in recent days and scheduling a rally with supporters after the polls closed in Florida.

It is expected that the eventual nominee will try to seat delegates from Florida and Michigan, reversing the Democratic National Committee's punishment.

"I could not come here in person to ask you for your votes, but I am here to thank you for your votes today," she said. "This has been a record turnout because Floridians wanted their voices to be heard. I promise you I will do everything I can to make sure not only are Florida's Democratic delegates seated but Florida is in the winning column for the Democrats in 2008."

Michigan also violated party rules by moving its primary to Jan. 15, and party leaders voted to strip the state of its 156 delegates as punishment. Clinton has also made a plea for Michigan delegates to be seated at the convention

Democrats participated in Tuesday's primary, driven to vote in part by ballot initiatives on property tax relief and gambling in some counties.

Exit polls of Florida Democrats conducted for The Associated Press and the television networks showed that the economy was the most important issue facing the country. Half of Democrats called the economy poor, compared to only about one in seven Republican primary voters.

at 1/29/08, 9:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

romney is clearly the best choice for the republican party; he has the intelligence, does he have the vision of the americans? wake up america!

at 1/29/08, 10:05 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

local news updatesupdated
Tuesday, 3:51 PM From the City & Region staff at The Boston Globe

Kerry: N.Y. won't have a Super Tuesday/Super Bowl Parade issue
Email|Print| Text size – + January 29, 2008 03:08 PM
By Globe Staff

The prospect of a Patriots Super Bowl victory parade through downtown Boston during next Tuesday’s presidential primaries has one Bay State politician cracking jokes.

Senator John F. Kerry, a supporter of Barack Obama, packed five one-liners into a six-sentence statement when asked what impact the parade could have on the primaries.

“The really good news is that New York voters don’t have this problem because there is no chance of a Giants victory parade,” Kerry said.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, a Hillary Clinton supporter, told the Globe yesterday that if the Patriots win the Super Bowl, there would be no choice but to hold a victory parade Tuesday. The players would not be able to get back from Phoenix early enough for a Monday parade. And a number of Patriots have to travel to Hawaii on Wednesday for the Feb. 10 Pro Bowl.

Governor Deval Patrick, another Obama supporter, declined today to discuss the impact that a parade could have on the primaries when asked today by a reporter at a press conference. Patrick said he had discussed the issue with Menino, but he did not say whether he thought a throng of Patriots fans would help or hurt Obama’s chances to win Massachusetts.

The parade idea raised concerns by Secretary of State William Galvin. The state could see a record voter turnout on Tuesday, much like many other primary states in this energized political year, but Galvin feared that a parade would deter some voters, possibly creating a traffic mess and distracting people from going to polling places.

Kerry agreed with the traffic issues, but in a good-humored way:

“Yes, this could cause the worst gridlock since back when the Republicans controlled Congress.”

Two other one-liners in Kerry's statement:

“On February 5th we can all be like Mitt Romney and have it both ways.”

“I just hope this can be worked out, because Senator Obama being elected president is an historic first, while the Patriots Super Bowl victory parade is an annual event.”

at 1/29/08, 10:14 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't need or want another boring president, mcain, obama

at 1/30/08, 10:08 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...


covering the super scene
Wednesday morning roundup
More Plaxico Burress, media day, and solving the mystery of the Tom Brady Man Crush.

Starting to sniff a blowout
The more time we have to wait, we begin to wonder if the Super Bowl isn't going to be a blowout of historic proportions.

it's all about the ankle...

countdown to super bowl XLII
Sunday at Glendale, Ariz., 6 p.m. (Ch. 25)| Glendale weather

at 1/30/08, 11:39 AM Blogger Philip Shade said...

Scott Stantis did Rudy in an exploded building today. I imagine he's getting as much grief as you.

I like the sketch. Giulliani has milked 9/11 for his personal gain for so long, I'm so happy to see him go.

at 1/30/08, 1:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you're finally finding out what some of us hated about Bill for the last 15 years.

And you're "First Black President" cartoon is a keeper!! Thanks :)

at 1/31/08, 8:24 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/3/08 is the date, and 6pm is the time

at 2/1/08, 2:47 PM Anonymous anonymouscowardunlikebravecapell said...

The First Black President cartoon will be lost on the majority of Americans today.They've never heard of Jolson,never heard "Mammy",many never knew that whites performed in blackface...that bit of history is lost,for better or worse.

I had no problem with Giuliani's historic link to 9-11 and using it to show his strengths and leadership skills.Hillary is using Bill's "good times of the 90's" as a major brick in her campaign's foundation which she had 0 to do with yet people are applauding her for it...she's the nominee,by the way...Team Clinton will demand it.

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