Bernard Kliban ("BKliban") was a cartoonist who produced such masterpieces as "Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head And Other Drawings," "Tiny Footprints," The Biggest Tongue In Tunisia And Other Drawings," collections of odd, eclectic and thought-provoking cartoons that took usually more than a glance to understand and appreciate. I highly recommend them. One of his very amusing yet insightful original cartoons was ""The Birth Of Advertising," shown below.
Now, meet Paul Hodes, D-NH, now running for the Senate in New Hampshire.
A "true fiscal conservative?" It's one thing to polish your record so that it shines in the best light possible. It's quite another to treat the electorate as if they are idiots to whom you can tell anything and expect them to believe you. Let's have a look at the record, shall we? That's right. Voted for Cap & Tax. Voted for the $800B "stimulus." Voted for the bank-and-back-breaking government takeover of health care, among other fiscal atrocities Voted with the Democrat leadership roughly 95% of the time. If he hadn't voted "present" on the resolution to honor the World Champion NY Yankees (and you'd better vote that way if you're from Carlton Fisk's home state) that number would be even higher. Some "true fiscal conservative."
Now meet David Axelrod, political guru and marketer extraordinaire for the President.
White House senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he thinks voters will eventually warm to health care reform.
“I think that health care, over time, is going to become more popular,” he told David Gregory. “But people are focused on this economy right now — they’ve got anxiety about this economy. That’s what’s driving the vote right now.”
Fortunately, the reporter corrects the record for Mr. Axelrod in the very next paragraph.
President Barack Obama’s signature accomplishment is currently so unpopular with voters that no Democratic candidate is running ads promoting it.
Imagine being one of the 60 Senate Democrats and 219 House Democrats who voted for the bill, and being so proud of the "signature accomplishment" and its benefit to the American public that when the very next election comes along you can't even talk about it.
9/14/10 1040: Geez, you start working on something early in the morning, and what with the demands of fatherhood, canine owner and orthopaedic surgeon you're unable to tie up all the loose ends until about 10:20 AM, and then you find out some professional blogger beats you to it. There is no justice. Of course, Ed puts in a little additional research and discovers that the only reason Mr. Hodes can claim to abhor pork is that he hasn't eaten any ... for 2011, for which Ms. Pelosi's congress hasn't passed a budget.
Nice work, Ed.