Skip to comments.Runaway Balloon Spotted Over Nation’s Capitol
Posted on 10/16/2009 6:38:08 PM PDT by BobMcCartyWrites
For several hours Thursday afternoon, Americans were riveted to their television sets, having been told that a 6-year-old boy might be inside an accidentally-launched homemade balloon as it soared out of control across the skies of Colorado. Today, news of another runaway balloon spotted in the skies above Washington, D.C., is attracting much less concern. This cartoon, from my friend David Donar at Political Graffiti, tells the story.
The Capitol dome is made of cast iron because anything lighter would have floated away from all the hot air in Congress.
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