Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Cartoon #213: “TRMPAC Conspiracy”

Title: TRMPAC Conspiracy; Text: (anthropomorphized caricatures of Ellis, Delay and Colyandro as vultures clutching American flag in thunderestorm - after Thomas Nast's vultures waiting for storm to pass.)

Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle announced today that a grand jury has indicted House Majority Leader Tom Delay and two of his TRMPAC associates. The charge is conspiracy to violate the Texas election code prohibiting the donation of corporate money to political campaigns. The cartoon invokes one of the most famous political cartoons, Thomas Nast’s “A Group of Vultures Waiting for the Storm to ‘Blow Over.’—‘Let Us PREY’”. The comparison of Tom Delay to William Marcy “Boss” Tweed has been made in at least one editorial since the grand jury investigation began in 2002.

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