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(VICTORIA’S) SECRET SERVICE: The Six Most Eye-Catching Cartoons about the Colombian scandal

IT’S BECOME A CASE as racy (and lacy) enough that the culprits could be dubbed the Victoria’s Secret Service.

The suspected misconduct, of course, is serious. According to The Post’s David Nakamura and Ed O’Keefe, “As many as 21 women were brought by U.S. Secret Service and military personnel to the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, last week during a night of carousing.” At the center of the inquiry so far, The Post reports, are 11 Secret Service agents and 10 members of the military who investigators believe engaged in “misconduct” prior to President Obama’s arrival for the economic Summit of the Americas. Supervisors have been ousted, and the necessary inquiry continues.

But, if you’re a political cartoonist surveying the landscape for hard targets to satirize, this is some come-hither of a scandal clad in lampooned fish-nets. Bring on the tawdry deets.

So as new facts and cartoons continue to come to light — with or without Ted Nugent in the mix — here are Comic Riffs’ picks for Six Eye-Catching Secret Service Scandal Cartoons:






(courtesy of STEVE BREEN/ U-T San Diego )




(courtesy of MIKE LUCKOVICH / Atlanta Journal-Constitution )

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Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.

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