Karl Rove — Architect of all he sees

Karl Rove's legacy: Garbage in, garbage out

Garbage in, garbage out.
Sums up the legacy of Karl Rove in his new autobiography

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2 thoughts on “Karl Rove — Architect of all he sees

  1. I used to enjoy your cartoons when I lived in SLO. Thought these historic cartoons and covers from the era of the Nonpartisan League of North Dakota might be of some interest.

    http://digitalhorizonsonline.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOBOX1=Political+cartoons&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/ndsu-npl&t=s

    My favorite of the bunch.

    http://digitalhorizonsonline.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/ndsu-npl&CISOPTR=1&CISOBOX=1&REC=6

    The NPL is probably best known these days for founding the state-owned Bank of North Dakota. Michael Moore’s take on the BND.

  2. Thanks for the interesting link. The original ink drawings are available to view, apparently. I also was moved by the inspirational image representing true Democracy coming to ND (c.1919). That’s an example of what is now termed an advocacy cartoon and is generally looked-down upon by contemporary editorial cartoonists, who tend to feel that a cartoon should present a critical view of events and politicians, and not uncritically advocate a cause. Historically though, I suspect that the advocacy images were very influential given (assumed) high literacy rates. Curious, that today, with a supposedly higher literacy rate, the standards and language of journalism, editorial writing and cartooning are lower.

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