The Press: Trying to Be Vicious

The Uncle Sam hat and costume and the forcefully extended index finger easily evoke the World War I recruiting poster. The face, though out of context, is similarly recognizable: the gimlet eyes, bowling-pin nose and mashed-potato jowls could only be a particularly cruel caricature of Richard Nixon. And the message boldly lettered around the cartoon character provides a jolt that shakes the drawing's dissonant elements into place: YOU NEED ME.

The drawing is the work of Miami News Cartoonist Don Wright, 40. The President has been getting roughhouse treatment on many editorial pages...

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