M.SCULLY found the sweet spot with a caption that was both a snug fit for the drawing and a sharp delineation of the Mayor's problem. Begich, as artful and sharp a politician as I have encountered in Alaska, may well have a story that explains away the unsavory appearance of yet another respected Alaska elected official with a real estate problem. But that fishy odor will linger and linger and linger.
Meanwhie, lingering on the site of the McClatchy Washington D.C. bureau, the new round in the national national cartoon caption contest is up and ready for you.
If we don't see you there, we can always meet here next Tuesday. The only question is what alarming, disgusting, bewildering, and yet inspiring development will arise next. In the perverse world of opinion cartooning, at least it gives us something to look forward to.
With fear and loathing,
Your humble servant,