Now She'll Never Get an NEA Grant

The First Lady enjoys a good joke, but she might blush at the contents of a cartoon catalog that opens with her words of introduction. When some of the world's top satirical artists celebrated the first censorship-free International Cartoon Festival in Budapest, they were welcomed by a gracious greeting that Barbara Bush composed for the festival's catalog. "Art and humor are essential in a free society," wrote the President's wife. "It is wonderful to see Americans joining with the new democracies of our world to help educate people with the perspective satiric art can give." To be sure, the festival's artists...