Friday, September 9, 2011

Comic book Jimmy

There was another great, insightful, and relevant political cartoon in the Sept.7, 2011 St.Catharines Standard's editorial page, did you happen to see it?
The fantastic wit of cartoonist Dewar was at its peak: Dewar drew a cartoon of what looked like Liberal MPP Jim Bradley, piloting a bulldozer  (deviously named the S.S. Smitherman - wow, what wit!!) right through what appeared to be a hospital, and in the wake of destruction behind Bradley could be seen bodies scattered throughout Niagara. Dewar showed Bradley wearing his trademarked oozing bed-pan on his head, kind of like a deranged Napoleon, while a roll of toilet paper, printed with dollar-signs, mysteriously dangled out of Jimmy's ass.
Dewar showed Bradley smiling and yelling out "HIP HIP Hoooray!" (probably in reference to the Hospital Improvement Plan which Bradley's Liberal health minister Smitherman imposed on Niagara, closing two ER's), as Bradley careened towards a shiny new hospital, glowing in splendour on a sunny hilltop in the distance. The caption on Dewar's political masterpiece of satire read "Exercising Liberal Monopolism"
Wow. What a great Jim Bradley Liberal political cartoon - thank you O Great Dewar, and thank you, St. Catharines Standard.

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