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Alfred Hitchcock Presents… The 2010 Elections
If You Haven’t Voted as yet…
If You Have Voted…
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THE WEEK IN EDITORIAL CARTOONS
This weekly diary takes a look at the past week’s important news stories from the perspective of our leading editorial cartoonists (including a few foreign ones) with analysis and commentary added in by me.
When evaluating a cartoon, ask yourself these questions:
1. Does a cartoon add to my existing knowledge base and help crystallize my thinking about the issue depicted?
2. Does the cartoonist have any obvious biases that distort reality?
3. Is the cartoonist reflecting prevailing public opinion or trying to shape it?
The answers will help determine the effectiveness of the cartoonist’s message.
I received this email message from the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) earlier this afternoon. It urges everyone to vote and help get out the vote, as explained at the top of this diary
Today, the American people finally make their voices heard in this historic election.
The polls are now open in many places and millions of Americans are casting their vote to secure a more prosperous future for the middle class of our country.
There is just one thing left to do — please vote and make sure everyone you know votes as well.
Our organizers and volunteers are working to contact every last voter to ensure a strong Democratic turnout today. So once you vote, please help get every last vote out for Democrats across America today.
(Jeff Darcy, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Buy this cartoon)
With so many races that could be decided by only a handful of votes, your participation could make the difference in our fight to continue moving America forward for the middle class.
Thank you for everything you have done in this campaign.
Onward to a great Democratic victory today!
1. Cartoons of the Day
Lalo Alcaraz, LA Weekly, Buy this cartoon
Signe Wilkinson, Comics.com (Philadelphia Daily News)
The Tag Team by Clay Bennett, Comics.com, see reader comments in the Chattanooga Times Free Press
The TEA PARTY by Patrick Chappatte, International Herald Tribune, Buy this cartoon
Rex Babin, Sacramento Bee, Buy this cartoon
Image courtesy of dmhlt 66
2. Congratulation to the San Francisco Giants
More than a half-century after moving West, the Giants are taking the trophy to the city by the Bay for the first time. Tim Lincecum was wicked on the mound, Edgar Renteria broke a scoreless duel with a three-run homer in the seventh inning and San Francisco beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a tense Game 5 Monday night…
Many years ago, one swing of the bat prompted a call that resonates throughout Giants history and beyond.
“The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!” announcer Russ Hodges shouted over and over after Bobby Thomson launched “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” in 1951.
Time to redo that cry: The Giants win the Series! The Giants win the Series! The Giants win the Series!
World Series 2010 by Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon
Alien Sportscasters by Andy Singer, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon
3. RIP Ted Sorensen (1928-2010)
4. Final Thoughts
A Note About the Diary Poll
Political Wire has provided a complete list of poll closing times around the country
Poll Closing Times
For your reference, here’s a handy clip-and-save list of the poll closing times around the country for tomorrow’s midterm elections.
6:00 pm ET
* Eastern Kentucky
7:00 pm ET
* Florida (except Western panhandle which close at 8 pm.)
* Western Kentucky
* New Hampshire
* South Carolina
7:30 pm ET
* North Carolina
* West Virginia
8:00 pm ET
* Washington, D.C.
* New Jersey
8:30 pm ET
9:00 pm ET
* New Mexico
* New York
* North Dakota
* Rhode Island
* South Dakota
10:00 pm ET
11:00 pm ET
12:00 am ET