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Herta 1 Stephen Herta SD English 104-512 23 September 2005 Promotional Politics Pretentious, smiling, egotistical, ridiculous politicians, not a rarity to see ten of these a day it seems. They are everywhere, T.V., magazine covers, newspapers, radio, books, anything they can use as a medium for exploitation. All of them are alike. Good looking white males, ready to give you their signature sparkling smile and tell you everything is going to be all right, especially when there are thousands if not millions of people watching. We’ve all seen the purple hearts and the “I did not have sexual relations…” rubbish to know what politicians first and foremost priority is, self-assertion. The political cartoon by Nate Beeler unearths politicians’ true nature while tending to the two most recent significant political matters, the Terri Schiavo case and the Social Security problem. The first thing a critic would notice in this cartoon is the group of politicians sardined around a helpless, brain-dead Terri Schiavo. Juxtaposed on the back of one of the men is the word “CONGRESS”, spelled out in all capitals letters. Obviously, these caricatures delineate the men and women who represent the people of the United States, Congress. The politicians
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2009 for the course ENGL emch taught by Professor A during the Spring '09 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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