David Horsey: Empire Rising
You don't often see political cartoons in long form--which for a political cartoon would be anything over three pages, I suppose. In any event, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Horsey has done one concerning our very own emperor, called Empire Rising
. Read it at Daryl Cagle's
Also: a few have asked me what candidates for 2004 I like. I think it's premature to say, and I think the media are fixing to either anoint or destroy Clark, because they're lavishing upon him the attention they've so far held back from the Democratic candidates.
I will say it would either be Howard Dean
or Wesley Clark
as far as I can tell of them at this time. I certainly think either of them can beat Bush, while I don't believe any of the rest would stand even the slightest chance, not because Bush is well-liked--because increasingly he is definitely not--but because they're irritating and not presidential. (When will Gephardt learn he will never be president?) I don't think these two candidates would hold back, and I think both are decent men with the people's interests at heart. Beyond that, let's see.
I do think too that Bush can only win in 2004 if the election is actually stopped. Do you think he'd dare? I think if any president would, this one would. We're going to remember him as worse than Nixon. This man is Poppa Bush's revenge on America for not loving him enough: a presidency that makes the first Bush's look distinguished by comparison.