A caricature of myself


My Fuse Sizzle Award didn’t come with a large cash prize, but I did receive a free beer and a framed caricature of myself. And oddly, it wasn’t my first caricature of the day.

I occasionally meet with foreign journalists through the World Affairs Council, and yesterday I met with a group of visiting political cartoonists from Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. And afterwards, several of the cartoonists presented me with drawings they sketched up during our conversation… all focusing on my apparently largish forehead.

The drawing above is from Imed Ben Hamida of Tunisia, a cartoonist for numerous publications, and a university professor.


  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Damn fine rabbit nose you have there, cousin, but your ears aren’t long enough, otherwise you’d be a handsome swain.

  2. 2

    Piper Scott spews:

    The US Post Office called. They would like to add that pic to the ones of you already hanging on the walls of post offices all across America. But could you get a profile too?

    The Piper

  3. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Washington Post: SEC Lawyer Was Blocked From Probing Madoff

    A new scandal for Bush’s SEC erupted today when the Washington Post reported a staff lawyer was prevented from asking Bernard Madoff questions that would have exposed his Ponzi scheme in 2004.

    Lawyer Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot, an expert in specialized trading strategies, was reassigned to another department after developing a list of questions about Madoff’s inconsistent trading practicies.

    Walker-Lightfoot — who left the SEC in 2006 — sued the agency for subjecting her to a “hostile work environment” and received an undisclosed out-of-court settlement. Her former department head married Madoff’s niece.


  4. 6

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Man, you’re really f’d up.
    Thank God for radio, huh?
    I’m just sayin’!

    At least you always give 103%!!

    What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.

    How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

    Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:


    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    is represented as:

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.



    8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%



    11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

    But ,


    1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%



    2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

    AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.


    1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

    So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while Hard work andKnowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the Bullshit and Ass kissingthat will put you over the top.


  5. 7

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    At least Obama is consistently tanking.
    I’m going to a Tea Party on Saturday.
    Marching followed by a picnic with 3 live bands. Great way to spend the 4th!

    Thursday, July 02, 2009

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 33% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-five percent (35%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. This is the third straight day the Approval Index has been below zero (see trends).

    A Rasmussen video report notes that 42% now give the President good or excellent marks for handling the economy .

  6. 8

    Dennis Krueger spews:

    Very nice. Will you post the rest of the caricatures so that we can compare and contrast?

  7. 9

    kirk91 spews:

    I thought the caricature of yourself was going to be a combined Darcy love letter and rant about the Seattle Times.

  8. 11

    Politically Incorrect spews:


    A lot of people tried to call attention to Madoff, but the SEC ignored them. Fox Business had a guy who tried for years to get the SEC to investigate, but the agency didn’t bother to investigate.

  9. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I wonder why Mr. C. Goatfucker thinks only private-sector people motivated by selfish profit “work hard”? Evidently he can’t grasp that some public sector people who work just as hard, or harder, are driven by an altruistic desire to serve others.

    Btw, no small number of “hardworking” small business people I’ve observed mostly “work hard” at telling other people to work harder.

  10. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 I think “didn’t bother” isn’t exactly the right phrasing and doesn’t quite capture the reason(s) why the SEC made its staff look the other way.

  11. 15

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    C’mon…your evidence #1 of how screwed up State Government is.
    Your still jealous that your AMWAY Distributorship failed, aren’t you Rog??

    Fail in the private sector.
    Suck off the guv’mint teat.
    Yeah, we get it.

  12. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @15 Isn’t the new rule, “Fail in the private sector, get a bonus of millions”? See, e.g., AIG or any bank of your choice.

  13. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The fact is, people who fail in the private sector don’t need government employment, because they’re set for life. On the other hand, government has plenty of need for smart rabbits like me, to clean up the messes that laissez-faire buccaneers leave behind them.