Monday, March 21, 2005

Apologies to Thomas Nast

My favorite editorial cartoonist of all time, other than Robert Arial, is Thomas Nast. He brought down the Tweed Ring, gave us the most recognized image of Santa Clause.
I have taken liberties with one of his best known cartoons. It originally sported caricatures of Boss Tweed and a few of his cohorts. I have replaced them with (from L to R)Judge Greer, Michael Schiavo, my congressman, John Spratt (he voted against the bill) and George Felos. Once again, my apologies to Mr. Nast. And to Mr. Tweed and his cohorts. Bad as they were, I'm not sure they ever pulled what these men are working to pull off.

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