Friday, April 10, 2009


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For the uninitiated, Cincinnati has a three-party political system - Republicans, Democrats, and Charterites. What's a Charterite's philosophy as opposed to the other two? I've lived here most of my life and I couldn't tell you. Maybe somebody could tell me?

This cartoon was in response to a move by the Charterites that angered Democrats. The Charterites on City Council broke their long-standing political coalition with the Democrats by proposing a new neighborhood policy and holding a press conference about it, all without consulting their allies. To put them in their place, Democrat Gerald Springer (yes, that Jerry Springer), broke rank and joined the Republicans in defeating the plan. It was unclear at this point if the Democrats and Charterites would continue to run on the same ticket.

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