The Sap Is Running In New Hampshire

One of best editorial cartoons I ever saw was drawn 44 years ago but it just as timely today in the days before the New Hampshire primaries.

It was drawn by the late Paul Conrad in the Los Angeles Times targeting his nemesis, LA Mayor Sam Yorty.

Yorty ran in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary in 1972, but Conrad's cartoon is still on target, just changes the names.  If he were publishing it today, it's hard to tell whose name he'd put on the poster.  There are so many to choose from.

Conrad skewered Yorty for years, and the mayor once sued him for $2 million for libel, but the case was dismissed.

Conrad's sharp pen also landed him on Richard Nixon's enemies list.  And that was before he celebrated Nixon's 1974 resignation from the presidency by drawing a helicopter lifting off from the White House lawn, with the caption: “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest.”

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Douglas M. Bloomfield is a syndicated columnist, Washington lobbyist and consultant. He spent nine years as the legislative director and chief lobbyist for AIPAC.