Sunday, September 28, 2008
BILL WATTERSON POST CARTOON - 8 JUL 1980
This cartoon is from the July 8, 1980 editorial page of the Cincinnati Post. It depicts then Ohio governor Jim Rhodes. I couldn't find any speeches or articles in the papers from that week where Rhodes was railing against environmentalists, but I'll take Watterson at his word here. Here, Governor Rhodes is literally being dissolved by the acid rain. I can't tell if the podium is actually being distressed as well or if those are just supposed to be rain lines.
I guess the issue was resolved, because I haven't heard any doom and gloom about acid rain for about 20 years. I wonder what he'd draw today given all the global warming hysteria.