Now I'm doing editorial cartoons. This one might need a bit of explanation. Virginia Republicans are creating a PR nightmare for themselves by opposing Federal funds intended to help the unemployed, as well as generally opposing everything the Dems are trying to do to dig us out of our economic mess, without offering any alternative except a continuation of the policies that got us into the mess (nobody has ever accused Virginia politicians of being too brainy.) Anyway last week was also the annual and infamous parade of Ringling Bros. elephants through PETA-land, which provided a nice setting for the cartoon.