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Back by popular demand...Reject Corner!!!

When Rush Limbaugh's prescription drug list became public, it turned out there was one in there for what the TV ads euphemistically call an ED medication. This led me, naturally, to the question:


So here's another masterwork, spiked because of-- well, I can't pretend to read the mind of an editor. Editorial Page Editor Tony Fins provides us with a window into his thinking with the following observation:

"Ok, I'd rather not speculate about what Rush Limbaugh is doing in front of that Ann Coulter poster. So, I'll pretend that he's simply in line to buy Coulter's book. Or in line to buy Viagra. Or in line to buy both.

After I saw this cartoon, I thought about issuing a decree requiring Chan to draw folks' hands where we can see them. But that would have made this cartoon even more unbearable."

Frankly, I hadn't even thought about the hand issue until Tony brought it to my attention. I offered to draw the hands exposed, but the psychological damage had already been done. It got published in the circular file. What do you think? Does it flunk the "family values" test?

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Hysterical! Chan, your "Rejects" section is ingenious. It's sort of like when people say, "I'm not going to say..." and then they say it.

You're publishing the unpublishable (I think I made up that word), then with a wink telling us why it can't be published.

Yes, you gotta kill it and I'm all for pushing the edge.

I thought Rush was committing yet another self-indulgent act. All he needed was the long coat.

Great point by Steve... I do that in emails sometimes, when I say "I could argue xyz..." but I won't. Spell out the argument so they know it, but don't really make it.

Fun blog!

So hilarious!

Why does Hillary look fatter than Rush in the next cartoon? Not only is she a virago, she's a cow, too?

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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