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Initial afterthoughts

When I began this blog in its current form, a couple weeks after my coverage of the Democratic National Convention, I half expected it to be an exercise in masochism. McCain and Palin were riding high in the polls following her hard-edged acceptance speech at the RNC.

YEAH!!!!!!

YEAH!!!!!!

[UPDATED 2:17am] Just back from the Gravity Lounge, where Tom Perriello and the C-ville Dems cheered the great news tonight in Virginia.

Frozen Novelties and McCain Country

Frozen Novelties and McCain Country

Before heading to the Republicans’ party at Rivals Sports Bar, I decided to fortify myself with free ice cream from the Ben & Jerry’s at Barracks Road. B&J was giving out free ice cream to “all voters” between 5-8pm.

Positive Signs?

The Washington Post’s “Comics Riffs” blog is reporting that Garry Trudeau has drawn a cartoon for Wednesday presuming an Obama victory.

Barack Obama, Man of Good Fonts

Barack Obama, Man of Good Fonts

Actually, this post is about random tidbits; I just wanted to say that. But it did occur to me the other night, while watching an Obama ad, that I’m down with the sans serif the campaign has been using.

Roto-rooting McCain’s tax nonsense

Roto-rooting McCain’s tax nonsense

Okay, this Joe the Plumber business is really starting to stink like an overflowing septic tank. Never mind that he isn’t a licensed plumber, owes back taxes, and is nowhere close to making $250K a year.

Politics Aplenty in the Old Dominion

Yesterday was a busy day for politics in Virginia, with Obama rallies in Richmond and Leesburg, and a visit to U.Va by MSNBC political cartoonist and editor of the widely-read Cagle Cartoon Index, Daryl Cagle.

Weekend Roundup

Weekend Roundup

I am sorry to report that I have not yet received my McCain robocall informing me of Obama’s terrorist-lovin’ ways. In the leadup to the Virginia primary several months ago, Mr. McCain contacted me twice, robotically, to tell me that he is a proud Republican in the mold of Ronald Reagan (heavy emphasis on the mold).

McCain’s Woman Problem

A lot of people, myself included, were taken aback by McCain’s mockery of concern for the “health of the mother” as an “extreme pro-abortion position” in the debate the other night. But if McCain’s actual record on reproductive rights were more widely discussed in this election, his comment might not have come as such a big surprise.

Like a Cornered Animal

At a panel on election cartooning this past weekend, a member of the audience asked whether we’d be at a loss for material if Obama wins. He corrected himself: “Or I should say, when Obama wins.”

Back From the Small Press Expo

Back From the Small Press Expo

I have returned from the great annual comics fest in Bethesda, Maryland known as SPX, where a bevy of altweekly political cartoonists were on hand for this year’s election-themed programming.

Biden Owned It

I am troubled by the suggestion that because Palin did not have a truly spectacular brain-fart moment, that means she somehow “held her own.” She did not hold a candle to Biden.

Pre-Veep Debate Musings

I’ll be watching the Vice Presidential debate in the company of cartoonists and cartoon fans in Bethesda, MD, where I’ll be for the annual Small Press Expo. Should be an entertaining, if gut-wrenching evening.

Major Meltdown, Man!

Major Meltdown, Man!

Note to self: Start thrash band called Toxic Assets.

So you may have noticed that the Dow lost nearly 800 points on Monday. Yep, I caught that one too.