In an opinion piece that was reprinted in the San Jose Mercury News, Star-Ledger editorial cartoonist Drew Sheneman opines about how fairly Bush is being treated on the opinion page by editorial cartoonists from around the country.
Have cartoonists and satirists harped on these issues to the point of being vicious? I suppose that depends on your perspective. Maybe the notion that Bush has yet to be thoroughly lambasted can be attributed to the fact that being mean to the president is not the prime objective of any political cartoon. The object is to express your opinion and make a point. If any given cartoonist is purposefully shrill and vicious day in and day out, the work becomes very easy to dismiss. Even while Herblock was busy slamming Richard Nixon in the Washington Post he still found time to cartoon on different subjects.