Michael Ramirez is my favorite political cartoonist. I’ve featured his pieces on here numerous times. Back in November of 2005 I was disappointed to learn that the LA
Dog Trainer Times had let Ramirez go, Mike being the only good thing about that paper. He was rapidly snapped up, however, by Investor’s Business Daily where he’s been working ever since.
Mike won his first Pulitzer in 1994. This years award was not for a particular cartoon, but:
For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons published during the year, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect, in print or in print and online
Given the recent post on Hollywood, here are two of his that I really like:
The ratio of lefty political cartoonists to righty ones is probably greater than 100:1. It’s nice to see one of the very best in the minority get some well-deserved recognition.
(H/t to Mostly Cajun for the pointer.)