“Time” for Obama

This week’s word for Illustration Friday is “time.” I did this cartoon of Obama during the primaries. I think it fits the word “time.” It is his time now and hopefully he can take us through this crisis much as FDR did during the Depression of the thirties. Hopefully it won’t take as long.

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THE FINANCIAL BAILOUT/PAULSON

WOULD YOU BUY A USED CAR FROM THIS MAN?
WOULD YOU BUY A USED CAR FROM THIS MAN?

Notice the strong resemblance to “Frankenstein.” It is uncanny. Does it speak to you in any way? Is this a character made up by a “mad” doctor? Or president if you will? Whatever!
The question is can we trust him when he tells us we need to bail out Wall Street? Especially since he was a CEO in one of the big Wall St. companies and made a fortune there. I guess it depends on whether you trust George Bush or not.
Anyway, good luck to us all. With people like this running our financial system we have to pull out of this “financial meltdown” sooner or later. Hopefully.

Lost in a fog of cigarette smoke.

The word for Illustration Friday for this week is “foggy.” Most of you don’t remember Peter Lorre, an actor from the 40’s who appeared in a lot of movies of the era. One of which was “Casablanca.” Bet you remember now. He always played a bad character or “weasel.” How could he miss with those eyes and that face eh? Oh and yeah he always had a cigarette either in his mouth or was in the act lighting one. He always played his characters to the hilt and you always believed him.