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Penned pigs

February 15, 2009|Joel Pett | Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of the Lexington-Herald Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

For cartoonists of a certain age, it used to be so simple. There was us, and there were the pigs: crony capitalists, clueless chauvinists and head-banging cops. For the capitalists, like Pat Oliphant's sloppy bankers or John Sherffius' morphing Wall Street icon, the symbol is making a comeback, not that it ever went away. As Steve Breen demonstrates, bacon-bearing politicos have been the place-holders for the unflattering visual sobriquet for years. Pork chops anyone?

-- Joel Pett

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