WaPo Cartoonist Mocks Gingrich As a Suicide Bomber

Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles is both generally unfunny and a terrible artist. That doesn't mean he can't offend conservatives, as he did in 2006 when he had defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld categorize a quadruple-amputee as "battle hardened."

In Sunday's newspaper, Toles mocked Newt Gingrich as so rhetorically reckless and self-destructive that the best caricature of him is of....a radical Islamic suicide-bomber. Was this really funny? Provocative? Yes. Badly drawn? Of course:

[HT Dan Gainor]

Tim Graham
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