Double-A battery
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."