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From the Vault: Five Great Sarah Palin Cartoons

In honor of the premiere of “Game Change,” the new HBO film about the selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s Vice Presidential candidate, I thought I’d pluck five terrific cartoons from the 2008 primary about everyone’s favorite hockey mom from Wasilla.

Nate Beeler / Washington Examiner (click to view more cartoons by Beeler)
Daryl Cagle / msnbc.com (click to view more cartoons by Cagle)
Taylor Jones / Cagle Cartoons (click to view more cartoons by Jones)
J.D. Crowe / Mobile Press-Register (click to view more cartoons by Crowe)
Pat Bagley / Salt Lake Tribune (click to view more cartoons by Bagley)
R.J. Matson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch (click to view more cartoons by Matson)

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

7 replies on “From the Vault: Five Great Sarah Palin Cartoons”

The thing that struck me is how could they choose her as McCain's running mate. She lacks knowledge and that is understating it. Her beliefs are also wacko depending on your point of view. Very interesting, if true, when McCain quietly told her to stay clear of Limbaugh/ Hannity types near the end.

She did the best she could with what she had. Charisma in buckets and the ability to excite and draw in a crowd, either en mass or on a rope line. She just did not have enough basic knowledge of even how the government is set up and run, let alone her complete lack of any knowledge of the rest of the world. She never got educated well nor did she ever look at the world around her/ This is not to knock her, she was just an ordinary person put into a maelstrom and she could not cope.

Why can't liberals get over their ridiculous obsession with Sarah Palin? After her and McCain lost the election, the left still launched attacks and accusations, harrassing her out of the Alaskan governorship by combing through documents and 100,000 personal emails to dig up any tiny bit of dirt they could find (which no evidence of ANY wrongdoing was ever discovered by the way). After she stepped down, numerous threats and accusations were made against her family. Now, almost 2 years of her being a private citizen, the Hollywood smear machine makes a movie about her to try to slander her even further. Give it up, liberals! The election was over 3 years ago. Maybe you should focus your attention on more important things, like a president with one of the highest unemployment rates of all time, THE worst economy in 70 years, and a national debt that is more than double what it was when he took office just 3 short years ago. But, I guess it's easier to shoot darts at conservative ex-politicians than to face the facts.

It's probably a very good idea to review these ideas in the midst of our current brou-ha-ha. I feel like we're friends.

I'm not sure if Sarah's kids were homeschooled like, but Game Change points out the limitations of those who live in a box like her. It sems that the Right Wing Conservatives don't venture outside their mindset. They only talk to each other, listen to Fox News, Sean Hannity, Rush, and Bill O'Reilly and read selected publications. Then they attend churches that espouse like-minded rhetoric.

It is no wonder Conservatives believe that Obama is a Muslim born in a country other than one containing our 50 states. They slammed Christian Rev. Wright and said that Barack HUSSIEN Obama was not birthed in Hawaii (our 50th state) but in Kenya. I, too feel sorry for Sarah who said in Game Change, "You gave me too much information." I agree. What the campaign handlers were feeding her was stuff that was not included in the box she emerged from. Unfortunately, voters in Mississippi and Alabama are as confused as she was and have closed their minds to what is general knowledge. And to think, people in the south and middle states all have the same mindset!

Yes, we really should revisit all of the damage that George Bush did to this county. ALL OF THE THINGS THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO PIN ON OBAMA BELONG TO GOOD OL' "W"!

were you awake during the last administration, or were you part of the one percent that really benefited from it???????

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