Daily Scribble finishes No. 2 in voting for best Web political cartoon of 2004

"Pithy, witty, funny and on top of the news. What blogs are to political commentary, the Daily Scribble is to the editorial cartoon. I keep coming back for more."  Joshua Micah Marshall, Talking Points Memo.

"Though Charles Pugsley Fincher would do well to find a stage name, his daily scribbles are nothing to scoff at. Plain and simple, on lined yellow scratch paper, yet they speak volumes." Jacob Wheeler,

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Newest Scribble, below. Yesterday's Scribble, Archive: Lone Ranger Bush tries to form a posse of Euro-Tontos. Day Before: Bush Europlomacy, Day 1.

George W. Bush said yesterday: "This notion that I'm getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table." Washington Post.

Bush was attempting to convince Europeans that he would not attack Iran while at the same time retaining that possibility as a pressure point in dealing with Iran. This made me think of Tony Perkins' character in the original "Psycho" trying to convince the police that he wouldn't harm anyone while smiling in a sinister manner.

At the end of the film, Perkins is draped in a blanket with the police watching him. A fly crawls around on Perkins (see Bush's forehead to right) and he makes no attempt to swat at it. Instead he says in thought in his mother's voice: "Let them watch me. They'll see and they'll say, "Why ... she wouldn't even hurt a fly." He looks menacingly at the camera and smiles.


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