Cartooning Bush and President Next

For more than six years, President Bush has given political cartoonists plenty of fodder. But enough already. Some of them say they're ready to turn their pens on new targets.

An exhibit at American University in Washington, D.C., features cartoons of the Bush administration. John Ydstie tours "Bush Leaguers: Cartoonists Take on the White House" with Rex Babin of the Sacramento Bee and Mikhaela Reid, a freelancer whose work appears in alternative weeklies.

They talk about what it might be like to draw some of the possible presidential successors come 2009.

Cartoons from 'Bush Leaguers'

'Any of you want to be my new press secretary?'
Robert Ariail, The State

 

'Just doing the work of the almighty'
Kirk Anderson

 

'Bad Intelligence'
Rex Babin, The Sacramento Bee

 

'Bush has aged in office.'
Mike Peters, Dayton Daily News

 

'The Concert Pianist'
Matt Davies, The Journal News

 

'Bush vs. My Cat'
Mikhaela Reid

 

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