This week’s cartoon: “As the Mitt Spins”


Interesting questions have been raised about whether Mitt “retrocatively retired” from Bain so he could keep his wife’s health insurance coverage while she underwent treatment for MS. The Romney campaign won’t respond, which gives us a license to speculate. Of course, Romney is one of the few people who could actually afford to pay for MS treatment out-of-pocket. But given his aggressive efforts at tax avoidance, one suspects that he doesn’t like to part with money if he can help it. Unless he’s buying a car elevator for a ridiculous beach house.



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  • Tom

    Mention of Mitt’s ridiculously ostentatious beach mansion: Has anybody is the national news media determined which state Mitt actually lives in? His campaign headquarters is in Boston, his beachfront mansion is in that Sodom-n-Gomorrah called Southern California, and I have read reports that he lists his residency as New Hampshire based on using an address of one of his sons (also, New Hampshire has very very low taxes). It just gets me that the people who have risen in stature in teh national news media show less curiousity, enterprise or skepticism than, say, the reporter of a small-town daily covering a county zoning story.

  • http://www.slowpokecomics.com Jen Sorensen

    Good point, Tom.

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Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

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