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,

Scribble runs in the opinion section of Flak Magazine.
By Charles Pugsley Fincher, A Spin-Off of
Newest Scribble, below. Yesterday's Scribble, Archive: Cheney -- with dummies Dubya and Condi -- the voice at the State Department?

Buy this Scribble as a signed print or on a shirt.

See today's Washington Post story on Cheney's explaining how Bush's nominating administration people who walk in lockstep with him to foreign policy positions -- Bolton, Hughes, Rice, Wolfowitz -- will benefit American diplomacy. Critics say the value of dissenting opinions, something Bushies have never liked, will be lost to America. Here's an excerpt:

Cheney Defends Bush Appointments
Vice President Says Loyalists in Diplomatic Posts Will Strengthen U.S. Position
By Jim VandeHei
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 23, 2005; Page A01

Vice President Cheney said yesterday that the elevation of White House loyalists and supporters of the Iraq war to key diplomatic posts puts the United States in a stronger position to force changes at the United Nations and improve the U.S. image abroad.

Cheney has been a driving force in the administration's foreign policy and privately advocated for Bolton to get the U.N. job and for longtime ally Paul D. Wolfowitz to head the World Bank. The vice president said top-level changes at the State Department should help set a better course.

See Monday's Washington Post story on Wolfolwitz's charm offensive in seeking the presidency of the World Bank. Here's an excerpt from it:

Wolfowitz Strives To Quell Criticism
World Bank Nominee Bolstering Image
By Paul Blustein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, March 21, 2005; Page A01

He has telephoned Bono, the Irish rock star who champions the cause of Africa's poor. He has granted interviews to French newspapers, planned visits to European officials and praised his prospective staffers.

Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, the man tapped by President Bush to become president of the World Bank, is energetically reaching out to his critics in the hope of persuading them that he would do a lot better at heading the bank than they might think. He appears to be making progress. But as the neoconservative hawk best known as the brains behind the war in Iraq, he has his job cut out for him.


Quick Links: Home | | Archive Index | | Thadeus & Weez Home | | Cartoonist | | Contact
The name "The Illustrated Daily Scribble" is a trademark and is also copyrighted 2005 by Charles Pugsley Fincher. All illustrations and comic strips together with their characters appearing on this site are copyrighted 2005 by Charles Pugsley Fincher and may not be reproduced or used without his permission. Copyright 2005 by Charles Pugsley Fincher.

Political Mugs, Ts, Sweats

Click on the image or here for More information.

Buy a signed Daily Scribble print of any cartoon in the Archive.

Pursuit and defense of civil lawsuit claims.
More information.

Fincher's political cartoon for newspapers.
"I think Thadeus & Weez is wonderful. You've hooked me." Jim Lehrer, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.