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Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 06/06/2011

ANTHONY WEINER: The most eye-catching ‘Weinergate’ cartoons so far...

Now that Rep. Anthony Weiner has ‘fessed up today about his pervy form of social “networking,” Comic Riffs can say with certitude that editorial cartoonists are having a field day with the congressman’s underpants-flashing shenanigans.

Sure, the target might be like shooting kingfish in a barrel, but some satirists are hitting their marks with especial flair.

The blowdarts range from racy animations — the Taiwanese-based artists at Next Media Animation have fun with the congressman’s surname — to less-frontal approaches to the matter.

Here are some of the most eye-catching we’ve seen so far.

Nate Beeler pulls off a twin news-story mashup:

. (NATE BEELER - Washington Examiner / courtesy of
Mike Luckovich invokes “Family Circus” with “apologies to Jeff and Bil Keane.” (No word on whether the “Family Circus” cartoonists have accepted his apologies.).

. (MIKE LUCKOVICH - Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Steve Breen also invokes the children:


(STEVE BREEN - San Diego Union-Tribune)
Parodying the ol’ jingle, Michael Ramirez is among several cartoonists to make Oscar Wiener references:


(MICHAEL RAMIREZ - Investors Business Daily)

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Adam Zyglis follows the links:

(ADAM ZYGLIS - Buffalo News)

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Tags:  anthony weiner, nate beeler, steve breen, mike luckovich, next media animation, michael ramirez, adam zyglis

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