August 25, 2003



Last week FoxNews reported: Green Party Happy to 'Spoil' Democratic Presidential Run in 2004.

Some members of the Green Party are reserving much of their anger for Democrats these days, and say they don’t care if another third-party run by Ralph Nader wrecks the Democrats' opportunity to replace President Bush in 2004. [...]

In the razor-thin election of 2000, Nader received 2.7 percent of the vote, compared to 48.4 percent for Al Gore, and 47.8 percent for George W. Bush, who won the electoral vote and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling deciding his victory. Democrats savaged Nader publicly, blaming him for "stealing" votes away from Gore.

This cartoon is posted with apologies to Benjamin Franklin, who is considered the creator of America's first political cartoon: "Unite or Die". The link depicts a later version of the cartoon, which originally appeared in 1754. According to the book, Drawn & Quartered:

The cartoon is based on a popular superstition that a snake that had been severed would come back to life if the pieces were put together before sunset.

I'm pretty sure this doesn't work with donkeys.

Posted by Forkum at August 25, 2003 08:02 AM