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Oil-stained wretches

Editorial cartoonists Matt Davies, Ed Stein and Steve Kelley on the catastrophe in the gulf.

May 09, 2010

Nothing energizes cartoonists like a catastrophe, especially a man-made one with a manatee-chokin', pelican-soakin', habitat-threatenin' black-hat wearin', black-gold drillin' villain. Matt Davies hooked up endangered fishin' with dangerous fission. Ed Stein blew me away by tilting at windmills. And Steve Kelley (drawing from New Orleans), caps a terrific trio by huffing and puffing at Washington windbags. So much good stuff. Let's hope the impact of a huge, black, inky eruption can impact the political environment for a long time.

-- Joel Pett

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His work also appears in USA Today.

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