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Clinton Lies? Who knew?
I think a lot of people in Hillary Clinton’s campaign has very short memories. They seem to forget this guy’s history with the truth. I know it’s been eight years since this guy was president but I haven’t forgotten. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of drawing Bill Clinton. He’ll never go away.
Here’s the rough.
Every Winter when it gets cold several conservative cartoonists will draw cartoons mocking the global warming argument. I’ve been waiting for these things but it’s taken a while this year as it’s just now starting to get cold. I saw the first one today and it’s drawn by a friend of mine, Randy Bish. A few things these cartoonists ignore are: A.) It’s January and it’s supposed to be cold. B.) Uh, did they not notice it was shorts and T-shirts weather last week? C.) Although it can be cold and freezing in their neighborhood, it’s warmer than it’s supposed to be somewhere else, like the Arctic where it’s supposed to always be cold.
Anyway, that’s just one of those funny things about cartoonists I like to point out. I’ll keep my eyes open for future anti-global warming toons that contain the same message.
Speaking of conservative cartoonists
A lot of people say most cartoonists are liberals, and they’re right. But there’s some excellent conservative cartoonists out there and I think they can be overlooked at times. There’s more out there than I think even liberal cartoonists realize. Yesterday (I think it was yesterday) was the anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade and a couple of cartoonists did toons on it while the rest of us where drawing MLK toons. Scott Stantis and Gary Varvel (both are friends of mine) commented on the occasion.
When I first started going to conventions I would participate in a few debates and I’d overhear a lot more. Now I rarely hear an argument. Most cartoonists are good friends without politics being an issue. I think we have more discussions over how to remove white-out stains than anything to do with politics.