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It has always been a goal of mine to contrive a way to use Burkina Faso in a cartoon. Never heard of the place? Maybe you remember it by its former moniker, Upper Volta (although, to my knowledge, a Lower Volta has never existed).

Or, maybe you don't. I felt that the more obscure-sounding places I could list, the better the humor would work. In other words, forget Egypt or Algeria.

Having now fulfilled my lifelong career aspiration, there is really nothing left to live for, professionally speaking. That aside, my feeling is that the more Sarah Palin mentions how she was wrongly characterized by her handlers in the recent campaign, the more it will remind us, four years from now, that she had a reputation as a hopelessly ditzy fashion diva back in 2008.

Helpful hint to you rabid Palinophiles out there: Those places I named are all countries in Africa.

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You too? Come on, that was a hoax.

Good stuff. And Burkina Faso/Upper Volta has the best ever name for its capital city: Ouagadougou.

I thougth you were funny, I thought you were clever, now I realize your're just stupid. Read you own paper, the story of "Africa" the country was made clear that it was a hoax and that MSNBC never verifiied the story. This is nothing more that more moronic liberbal press.

Where is the one with Obama claiming we have 57 states? Or Biden stating that FDR was on the television during the Great Depression? Sad. just sad.

Hey Rick,

Did you actually read that news story
about the hoax? I bet you're feeling
really, really stupid right about now.
Slow down. I'm sure there's lots of
accurate stuff you can attack the
"liberal press" with. But first you
should learn how to read.

Fashion diva? She's kind of a frumpy housefrau, actually. Ask Hagwood.

randoms act of kindness can change the world.. see it to believe it true hmmm.

your blog and cartoons are stupid.
Just continue drinking your sour kool-aid

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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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