"Toles on ‘Cuccinelli, baby, Cuccinelli’"
Plus the cartoonist’s commentary
The WashPost cartoonist Tom Toles has a couple of great cartoons on the VA Attorney General’s witchhunt and the oil spill. He also explains his thinking:
Friday rant, oleaginous edition
Watching the blame-shifting over the oil spill this week only reinforces the idea that we have lost the sense of accountability for all actions that occur above your pay grade. Reinforced in a way the well head wasn’t. The heavy mud and cement are being pumped instead into the public discourse. Corporations are people except when it comes accountability. Accountability is for the LITTLE people. Can’t build jails fast enough for THEM. Wreck the economy? Destroy the Gulf of Mexico? “We’re PROUD of how we conducted ourselves!”
Where ARE the conservatives on this? Isn’t accountability one of those traditional bedrock values of the honorable person and the sound society? Isn’t this what the salt-and-pepper patriarch schools his progeny in as he sits behind his walnut desk in his book-lined den? Or is he winking and sidling up to his kids and slavering special counsel about how to maneuver themselves into positions of power and wealth where they will be insulated from the consequences of their behavior? LET’S GUESS!
Really. There is poison in the system, and it’s rising like crude out of the ocean floor. And the Titans rush to the scene with…DISPERSANTS! –Tom Toles
- WashPost: University of Virginia should fight AG Cuccinelli’s faulty investigation of Michael Mann
- Out of Sight: BP’s dispersants are toxic “” but not as toxic as dispersed oil
Plus his sketchbook: