Sorting captions was heavy lifting this week. Folks offered everything from the poetic (Before the door stands a guard dog...) to the vulgar (a fusillade of fart jokes that somehow missed the "secret meetings-silent but deadly" angle). But the judges aren't afraid of heavy lifting- that's what steroids are for! Ever notice how nobody ever tests the judges for performance-enhancing substances?
But I digress... this week's winner is SHARON VANVALIN for her scathing yet subtle take on our favorite governor's deal-making savvy. Sharon lampooned his prediction of a timely wrap-up to negotiations that he has made ever more complex. Frustrtion builds as negotiators crawl forward through an atmosphere of mystery, suspicion, and now, thanks to Sharon, well-crafted derision.
To second-guess the judges or to post other cartooning concerns, click on the "add new comment" button. Note: the deadline for captions to be considered by judges has been moved to noon of the Thursday following publication of each new cartoon. Feel that deadline pressure! Captions are still welcome after the deadline, but are ineligible to win.
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Peter Dunlap-Shohl, ADN Cartoonist