2 October 2008

Political Cartoons

Posted in C-boy, fun at 12:42 pm by Tricia

Last week, 5th graders class re-assembled to listen to the presidential debates. Even though they started at 9 PM (unlike the 8 PM initially publicized to the parents), this was possible since it was a Friday night. C-boy and Jonski Papa went, while I stayed home with the sleeping siblings. Neither one was particularly impressed by the debates themselves (“they didn’t really say anything”), but one comment by Obama had C-boy cheering: “so parents will have more money to buy computers for their kids.” Appeal to their hearts and purse strings, that’s the ticket.

Anyway, apparently C-boy drew cartoon while listening to the debates. He left them in his notebook at school, so I haven’t seen them yet, but here is the dialog as it was described to me.

First cartoon:

Moderator: …”the order of which will be determined by the flip of a coin.”
McCain: “I like to save money, can we flip a penny?”

Second cartoon:

Obama: …”so that the parents will have a few extra million dollars to buy their kids computers.”
Audience kid: “Computers – yay!”
Moderator: “The audience has promised to remain silent”
Audience kid: “Sorry.”

They aren’t scheduled to listen to tonight’s vice-presidential debates (presumably since it’s a school night – plus a parent-teacher conference night!), but I would just love to see what cartoons he would come up with, given the cast of characters!

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4 Comments »

  1. NWHiker said,

    Did you ever get to see the actual art?

  2. Tricia said,

    Not yet! We were there Thursday for parent-teacher conference, but needed to scoot out of the room afterwards so I didn’t ask him to pull it out. I plan to go in one morning this coming week to take a peek. I think if he’d been listening to the VP debates, he would have used “gosh darn it!” in a cartoon. :^)

  3. NWHiker said,

    Hee! I heard she winked too!

    Post ’em if you can, ok?

  4. Ruth said,

    Those cartoons sound awesome!


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