Pat Bagley is the staff cartoonist for The Salt Lake Tribune in Salt Lake City, Utah, and an author and illustrator of several books. His cartoons are syndicated nationally by Cagle Cartoons.
So Michele Bachmann is the winner of the Iowa Straw Poll, elevating her to front-runner status in the crowded Republican field vying to become the party’s nominee for President in 2012.
It looks like Bachmann has channeled “the spirit” of John Wayne, which she claimed she would do when she launched her campaign in Waterloo, Iowa back in June. Wayne was born in Waterloo, as was Bachmann.
The only problem: The John Wayne with roots in Waterloo is John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who was executed in 1994 after being convicted of 33 murders.
Jimmy Margulies is an editorial cartoonist in the northern New Jersey suburbs of New York City. He is the past winner of both the National Headliner Award and The Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition.