Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Can You Hear Me Now?

“Beltway wags have long wondered how it is that Obama, such a gifted communicator, can’t manage to tell the story of his own accomplishments. . . . If someone this talented and this appealing can’t succeed in forging consensus—or even settle on a consistent narrative about what he’s done—then what hope is there for the next president?”

—Reid Cherlin, former Obama press spokesman, “The Presidency and the Press,” Rolling Stone, August 2014. 
• Editorial Comment: Poli (many) + tics (blood-sucking insects).

PeezPix by Ted Pease 
Duck Butts

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