Golden State politics provide cartoonists with golden opportunities. According to Rex Babin, ex-Governor Moonbean's excoriation of an ex-president's extracurricular exploits excited Meg Whitman, the ex-EBay exec. The San Bruno gas-line explosion blasted a statewide wakeup call, which Tom Meyer put in his pipe and smoked. And for escapists looking to avoid depressing news, there's always Fantasyland, if you can get by Steve Breen's eighth dwarf. Of course, the Magic Kingdom will gladly accept your gold card.
-- Joel Pett
Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His work also appears in USA Today.