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TOON-OP

Double-A battery

-- Joel Pett

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

January 15, 2006

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Cartoonists aimed double-barreled ink cartridges last week at Washington's twin Topic A's: Alito and Abramoff. John Trever gave more weight to volumes of the judge's recent reasoning than to his Reagan-era writings. And although most of us couldn't resist gleefully linking the lobbying scandal solely to the GOP in-crowd, Steve Breen played it buy-partisan. Hard to put a price tag on such equal-opportunity disdain.

Another A-list political celeb, Ah-nold, got a body-armor makeover from Rex Babin. Speaking of body armor, a leaked Pentagon study says our troops could be safer. Unconfirmed word from the White House is that the leaker is either "with us or the cartoonists."