Tom Toles is one of my favorite editorial cartoonists. His words bite, but his caricatures speak volumes to me.
The following appeared today, and it's great as usual. But two days after the Moore tornado, I wonder whether the timing is good.
On the other hand, if editorial cartoonists aren't pushing the envelope, then what good are they? For nothing, in my opinion.
It probably wasn't lost on many people that one of the strongest critics of climate change in Washington is Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). Both he and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) voted against aid to Superstorm Sandy victims.
Maybe Toles is spot-on after all.
"Well, let’s look at that. That was totally different. They were getting things—for instance that was supposed to be in New Jersey, they had things in the Virgin Islands, they were fixing roads there, they were putting roofs on houses in Washington, DC, everyone was getting in and exploiting the tragedy taking place. That won't happen in Oklahoma." - Sen. James Inhofe, talking about why the Moore aid bill will be different from the Superstrom Sandy bill , which he voted against.