Clay Bennet: An Outstanding Editiorial Cartoonist is our Sunday featured star, with all due thanks to the former Illinois governor, for making it happen.
Mr. Blag- oy vey- ovich should have taken heed of another man who hailed from Illinois, was renowned as a statesman, and offered a century and a half ago, some sage advice, which has stood the test of time.
Abraham Lincoln once said : 'Some people are thought a fool and remain silent; others speak and remove all doubt.'
A nominated finalist for the Pulitzer 6 times since 1999, Chattanooga Times Free Press cartoonist Clay Bennett won the Prize in 2002. He has also earned just about every other editorial cartoon award there is, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition, the Overseas Press Club's Thomas Nast Award, the National Headliner Award, the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award, the National Journalism Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation, and the National Cartoonists Society Division Award for Best Editorial Cartoons. Bennett was also named Editorial Cartoonist of the Year by Editor & Publisher magazine in 2001.
If you have followed the debacle with pretrial services and read my article about it, we dedicate this cartoon to our friends, the bondsmen of Broward County.