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By Jim Byous
While going through old clips from the 1980s I came across a couple of editorial cartoons from my newspaper years. The first was a comment on the drug culture of the era… This brings into mind the old saying that the more things change the more they say the same.
The second was an editorial cartoon that almost got me fired… George Bush (the first) was running for president and was accused of being a “wimp” by opponents. Being from old-school journalism training, I tried to stay neutral and made fun of both sides. During the campaign, Bush combated the label of being soft in foreign policy. The Democrat tag stuck to him right up to the election… that he won. This ran in the Merced Sun Star, a Central California newspaper. The General Manager was a staunch Republican. My editorial cartoon rights were revoked for a couple of months.
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