Giving Thanks for Delaware’s Politicans

Filed in Delaware, National by on November 21, 2012

People are thankful for many different things by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. Some are thankful for their health. Others are happy they have close friends and a loving family.

I’m thankful for politicians.

Seriously, without those do-nothing bureaucrats wasting taxpayer money, I would have to remove the “political” from my political cartoons. Suddenly, what passed as biting satire about the relevant issues of the day would quickly become an illustrated guide to your Facebook feed.

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Rob Tornoe is a local cartoonist and columnist, and can be seen in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, The News Journal, and the Dover Post chain of newspapers. He's also a contributor to Media Matters and WHYY. Web site: Twitter: @RobTornoe

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  1. Geezer says:

    Why stick to Delaware politicians, Rob? That Big Guy in Jersey has been pretty good to you, too.

  2. Idealist says:

    I’m digging John Carney’s cartoon soul patch.

  3. RobTornoe says:

    @Idealist: HA! I guess I got a bit heavy on my shading.

  4. Frank says:

    When I lived in Delaware, I used to describe it as living in a large county. When someone you know is likely to know someone who knows the decision-maker, it is difficult for the decision-maker to lose touch with reality.

    Hell, as much as I can deride him for his allegiance to banksters in his recent career, I used to run into Tom Carper at PTA meetings, where he came as father, not as governor.

    Delaware can thank itself that most of its members of Congress commute. That they come home to Delaware almost everyday keeps them grounded.

  5. bamboozer says:

    We should be thankful Delaware is free of looney politicians, Sussex excepted.

  6. Aoine says:

    Sussex is there to remind the rest of us what might happen of the looney tunes ever win high office

    I am grateful for Sussex County looney Tunes too…

    Peace everyone!