Cartoonists: Finding a President

Roosevelt was a yard of cigarette holder tilting up from a generous jaw. Truman was a bespectacled screech owl. Eisenhower was a pair of ears pierced by a disingenuous grin, and Kennedy—well, some semblance of Kennedy could always be drawn under that hummock of hair. To such lean and telling presidential portraiture, editorial cartoonists for the nation's newspapers bring a keen eye, a sharp pen and a drop or two of acid ink. Now they are honing their art on a new subject whose face might have been designed for their drawing boards. But how successfully have they captured Lyndon...

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