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Presidential Pyrotechnics

Ways to spend July Fourth: Go to the Esplanade in Boston to watch the Pops concert and subsequent fireworks. Or debate the actions of our presidential candidates, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain. Why not do both? That’s what Bob and Susannah, plus a neutral cat, do on their Independence Day in the latest episode of “Running Gags”!

July 3, 2008 at 8:46 pm 3 comments

Doc Rivers ‘endorses’ Obama

After guiding his team to an NBA championship over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers discussed the victory on WEEI-AM (850). Asked whether his team could repeat, Rivers invoked a motto associated with Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president.
Rivers and Obama are two African-American leaders who have enjoyed success this year. The Celtics, during their history, showed progressive thinking on race relations. Thanks to the late team patriarch Red Auerbach, the Celtics became the first in the NBA to draft an African-American player (Chuck Cooper) and hire an African-American coach (Bill Russell). This commitment to equality will prove a more enduring testament to Celtic excellence than Tuesday night’s victory over the Lakers (though it was remarkable to watch the 131-92 romp).

June 18, 2008 at 7:00 pm 2 comments

$3.59 a gallon?

Gas prices are going up, folks, and two presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain, have proposed a solution: a gas-tax holiday. But, Susannah wants to know, what about more environmentally-friendly alternatives? Read more — including Bob’s response and an homage to my own greater Boston MBTA — in the latest episode of “Running Gags”!

May 9, 2008 at 8:07 pm 5 comments

Wal-Mart makes Obama ‘Scream’


Sen. Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate, has lost the Pennsylvania primary to his rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, after Obama called certain red-state voters “bitter” to a San Francisco audience. What can Obama do to mend relations with this demographic group? As he explains to Susannah, Bob has some ideas — which include visiting a certain blue-state nemesis — in the latest episode of “Running Gags”!

April 25, 2008 at 8:23 pm 5 comments

Susannah shaves her head for Tibet

In the latest installment of my political cartoon “Running Gags,” Susannah gets her head shaved as a sign of solidarity with the Tibetan protestors of the China Summer Olympics. Others who did this in real life include over 40 people in Harvard Square on Wednesday.

April 10, 2008 at 7:41 pm 4 comments

Obama’s courageous response

Sen. Barack Obama has addressed the controversial comments of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright — who presided over Obama’s wedding and baptized the couple’s two children — with a thoughtful speech in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Bob and Susannah reflect on the speech in the latest “Running Gags”!

March 21, 2008 at 3:35 pm 4 comments

McCain: Springtime of GOP’s discontent

Arizona Sen. John McCain has won the Republican presidential nomination for 2008. Does he have what it takes to mobilize the GOP base? Bob and Susannah discuss in the latest “Running Gags”!

March 7, 2008 at 8:31 pm 2 comments

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