One thing that will be interesting to see: The cartoonist’s reaction, especially since it looks like he’s a cartoonist for the WaPo. Will he stay silent? Will he say, “It’s ok that he plagiarized, it’s all good!”? Will he say he told Obama he could use it, unattributed? Who knows...but could be interesting.
Yeah, I've been wondering the same thing.
The other possibility is that Team Obama ordered Toles to write that cartoon, but Obama is shaping up to be such a moron that I just can't see the chain of events breaking in that direction.
I mean - if this weren't so frightening [as regards a candidate who is pretty darned close to getting his finger on "The Button"] - it would really be kinda sad - Obama is so stupid that he can't even think of original material for his stump speech, and he's forced to memorize second-rate political cartoons, and, even there, he can't memorize the cartoons correctly and tell the jokes properly - he's such a buffoon that he botches the jokes he's supposed to have memorized.
And then somebody in his campaign - Michelle maybe? Axelrod? Soros? - comes up with the bright idea of comparing Sarah Palin [the hottest thing in heels since, I dunno, Rita Hayworth] with a pig?
This Obama campaign might just start making Dukakis and Mondale and McGovern seem like political geniuses.
The Washington Post is (and has been for decades) an arm of the Democrat Party.