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Is Iran's election a joke?

Cartoonists Bleibel, Tunin and Gado take a look at the vote and the regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

June 28, 2009|Joel Pett | Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

While some in the press press the president about coffin nails, and the 24/7 infotainment machine has moved on to celebrity obits and sex scandal, much of the world is still focusing on the Iranian election. Beirut's Bleibel (Hassan Bleibel) artfully reduces Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a ballot-box padlock, while Moscow's Tunin (Sergei Tunin) frames him followed by fatal footsteps. Nairobi's Gado (Godfrey Mwampembwa) initiates him into an inauspicious gathering of the suspicious. I recognize South Africa's Jacob Zuma and Kenya's Mwai Kibaki, but who's the dude with the 10-gallon hat?

-- Joel Pett

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