I'm on sabbatical for a week. I will resume my posting duties on Monday, May 3rd. I'll fill you in then on what I was up to while I was away and have an all new drawing. Until then, enjoy this series from the 08 election. PS. Due to the spam issue, all comments will be held for monitoring until I return.

Ball point pen doodle reruns from the campaign of 08

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

John Arthur Johnson became the first black Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World in 1908. The controversial figure spawned the search for the "Great White Hope" to take the title away from Johnson in the ring, but it was the law that dealt the “Galveston Giant” his biggest blow. Johnson was convicted of violating the Mann Act for having a consensual relationship with a white woman across state lines. Now Senator John McCain and Representative Peter King are championing the champ by asking the first African American President to posthumously pardon the first African American Hea ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Looking back on 08, will the big story be: the election of the first African American President, the first woman Vice President, or the economic meltdown of our financial system? I'm betting on the latter.  Politics be damned, foreign policy debates be damned, James Carvel had it right, it's the economy stupid! ...

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mccain2.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint I'm for a womans right to choose, and the evangelical base of the republican party is a little off putting, but I've always liked the maverick, John McCain. I think that our country would have been infinitely better served had the Republicans embraced him eight years ago, but the party loyalists hated him. It all seems so insincere now that they're accepting him out of desperation, and unfair that he now be their standard bearer and suffer the slings and arrows from those rightfully upset with the incompetence of the previous administration. But McCain has proven to be a tough guy with a high tolerance for pain. Last night he tried to distance himself from President Bush... Is it too little too late? It should be interesting. ...

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sarah-palin_2.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint John McCain picks Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, but Hurricane Gustav rains on the GOP parade truncating the planned events and speeches for the first day of the Republican National Convention. bobby-jindal.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint ...

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