Cartoon Flashback: The George W. Bush Library

Cartoon about George W. Bush LibraryGiven the hoopla over the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library this week, I thought I would dig up this cartoon from 2007. Seeing Bush in the media again brings back memories of how gut-wrenchingly awful those eight years were. I don’t think history will be rewritten so that Bush is remembered as a good president, but it does seem that the extremism and lethal incompetence of that administration might be partly forgotten as time goes by.

After not seeing him for a while, I noticed that Bush’s facial features are becoming slightly exaggerated with age. His nose seems a little pointier and his ears a little bigger. He’s becoming even more of a caricature of himself than he was.


  • Faye Kane, homeless brain

    Jen, the extremism and lethal incompetence of that administration have ALREADY been forgotten by the people who matter: the Limbaugh-listening swing voters that comprise the re: pig lickin’ party’s zombie army of stupid rednecks.

    Oh, and BTW: you are, like, my HERO. A sassy, Liberal girl who is actually a success(!) Two out of three ain’t doin’ it for me.

    But to actually change things:

    ► You need to get your stuff published where more stupid people will see it. You need to preach to more than the choir!

    That’s what we Liberals do too much of; we hold spreadsheets up to PBS cameras and wonder why the ‘necks are still fooled by Faux News. Metaphor (like political comix) is exactly the kind of thing they DO understand. Give it away if you have to, to political discussion sites that rednecks visit.

    The working-class goobers and jethros are our natural constituency. The repuglycans have to craft inconsistent lies to sway them; all we have to do is tell them the truth. But we completely ignore telling it to them. YOU can do that, Jen! All I can do is wish I could.


    faye kane ♀ homeless brain
    sexiest astrophysicist you’ll ever see naked

    • Jen Sorensen

      Thanks for the kind note, Faye. I actually do have a number of conservative/libertarian readers, some of whom send me polite emails (and some who are not-so-polite). I don’t know that I’m changing anyone’s mind, but at least they’re reading.

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.