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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/31/2009

Best of the 'Gates'-Gate Political Cartoons: Pick Your Fave

You've got race. You've got politics. You've got police. And now, you've even got Bud Light.

For editorial cartoonists, it's a welcome perfect storm that requires more than deft punch lines. To comment properly, the story demands the cartoonist pick a side and pack a true opinion.

In terms of execution of their idea -- no matter their opinion -- here are three of the better political cartoons this Riffster has seen this week about the arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates and the subsequent fallout that reaches clear to the White House. Call it Gates-gate.

Here's the trio of top 'toons -- you're invited to vote for your fave. (And if you've got another you like, feel free to share them links.)




NATE BEELER (SOURCE)


STEVE KELLEY (SOURCE)


KEVIN SIERS (courtesy of cagle.com)



By  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/31/2009

Categories:  The Political Cartoon

 
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