Thursday, March 6, 2008

BILL WATTERSON POST CARTOON #3


I'll need some help with the historical background on this. Jimmy Carter has been taken out to the trash, but why? And who is the gremlin on the left hand side of the panel? The date is August 1, 1980. Any insights? Was there a garbage strike in DC, or am I taking it too literally?

2 comments:

Lee said...

I think the "gremlin" is a Democratic donkey. My guess for the cartoon would be the implication that the Dems were as eager to dump Carter as everyone else was.

Brubaker said...

This Watterson editorial is the most reprinted. You can find a better copy at

http://bakertoons.blogspot.com/2008/03/bill-wattersons-editorial-cartoons.html

There's a caption explaining the cartoon.