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Bush's first 100 days...eight years ago


Even cartoonists need a vacation now and then.

I thought that while I was away from the blog, it might be edifying to post a few cartoons from a parallel period in our history, specifically, the end of President Bush’s first one-hundred days eight years ago.

One can almost forget that this occurred during the brief period (eight months) between his inauguration and the 9/11 tragedy, which subsequently defined his tenure in the White House.

At this point, people were beginning to question Bush’s competence, and whether his administration actually stood for anything.

The bitterness of the 2000 election loss was still fresh in the minds of the losing side.

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The Bush presidency was a painful time in our country's history. Little did we know how bad of a president he would be.

Enjoy your vacation, Chan, but please stop reminding me of the Bush presidency. I'm trying to forget.

... on the other hand, now that a new president is under pressure to provide urgent fixes, it can be of some interest to compare both so fewer people might tomorrow say to have known so little about who and why we elect a Commander in chief.
Even if, as everyone, you truly deserve it,Chan, don't stay on vacation to long, so some of us can still have a chance not to live with eyes closed.

and of course I uh, haven't uh, seen any comment, uh, uh, about what an uh, aweful, uh, uh, speaker our uh, new uh, uh, uh, President, uh is especially, uh, with, uh, out his tele -uh -promtor....ugh!

I have to agree with Dave on this one. Biden's foot is constantly in his mouth. Obama is a very poor extemporaneous speaker, though he does well when the teleprompter works.

Making fun of politicians is an old American tradition. Your failure to satirize the present administration is making the Sun-Sentinel more and more irrelevant. [Note: Obama's talking to an alien does not count.]

The Sun-Sentinel is becoming more and more
irrelevant, because Mr. Lowe
doesn't satirize the present
Please see his March 31, April 2,
April 29 and May 7 archived
cartoons--just to name a few.

The Sun-Sentinel is becoming more and more
irrelevant, because Mr. Lowe
doesn't satirize the present
Please see his March 31, April 2,
April 29 and May 7 archived
cartoons--just to name a few.

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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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