I thoroughly enjoyed "Picture Power" [March 10] on political cartoons.
One of the best for this current election year hasn't been printed yet because it is only in my head. The cartoon is divided between an upper half and a lower half. The upper half shows that it is September 2009. The setting is in the master bedroom of the White House. It is 3 in the morning and the (in)famous red phone rings. Hillary answers it with a look of terror on her face. Now the lower half: She hands the phone to her husband and says, "Here, Bill, it's for you. I'm going back to sleep."
My favorite political cartoon was published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar during the 1932 presidential campaign, when I was 15-years-old and a member of a politically oriented Republican family. It pictured a frame structure leaning crazily, bent nails holding it together, representing the Republican platform. Herbert Hoover stood in front of it, paintbrush in hand, with a puzzled look on his face. I recall the caption read, "It will take more than whitewash, Herbert."
James R. Tuck
I enjoyed "Picture Power." but how could you not include cartoonist David Horsey from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer? After all, he won two Pulitzer Prizes for his cartoons.
Robert F. Sweigart