I did this a few days ago when I began to see Mr. Santorum on television with more frequency than I would have liked. My discovery of his proclivity to wearing sweater vests coincided with twitter’s notice of it, as well. His choice is quite bizzarre, frankly, because I don’t think it makes him look normal at all. Maybe he’s not going for “normal” or “regular guy;” perhaps he’s just chilly. I think it makes him look funny, and that’s my bread and butter. The more I hear about Santorum, the more frightened I get. And when I’m frightened, I turn to humor (not to singing about my favorite things).
Last week, as I watched (and continue to watch) the GOP flail around, I created a string of political cartoons to show you in the upcoming week. Stay tuned!
BTW, below is another vest cartoon I did for The New Yorker years ago:
Let’s be clear: a normal, “regular guy” (if such a creature truly exists) wouldn’t
wear a sweater vest unless a gun was held to his head (or he was blind — in the
case of argyle). And whatever normal might be, it is not Rick Santorum.
It can be bitter cold in Iowa come wintertime — the only legitimate excuse.
Fortunately, Mr. Santorum has no chance of becoming President. This means
we will be spared the sight of a triple-thick alpaca sweater vest, festooned with
a pattern of small golf clubs, come Inauguration Day in D.C., where it’s even
Your “wine & vest” cartoon is one of my favorites!