Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Attacks Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney

October 29th, 2006 5:46 PM

It’s election season: Do you know where good taste is?

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Luckovich certainly doesn’t. In the past week, he has published two cartoons mocking conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s recent brouhaha with Michael J. Fox. One used flag-draped caskets to make a truly sardonic point (hat tip to Ms Underestimated), while another could have come straight out of an absurdly sophomoric piece of tripe written by so-called comedian Al Franken. Shouldn't fat jokes be anathema to a Pulitzer Prize winner?

Continuing with such enlightened themes, Luckovich’s most recent piece lampooned Vice President Dick Cheney, waterboarding, and Halloween.

The curious need go to the “Read More” section, as I didn’t want to force these abominations on the unwitting. So, consider yourself warned: Either these are in really bad taste, or my sense of humor is quickly diminishing the closer we get to November 7. You be the judge.

Is this really how you win a Pulitzer Prize these days?