Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vilsack shows his lack of leadership

Former Iowa governor and United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack showed an incredible lack of leadership when he fired Shirley Sherrod from her position as director of rural development in Georgia. He has tried to paint his reactionary spur-of-the-moment decision after seeing an out-of-context video clip as an act of leadership (see http://politi.co/aPFcE0). Did he even take the time to find out that right-wing provocateur Andrew Breitbart was among those who had posted this clip? Reading Sherrod's own words or watching the video (which can be found at http://bit.ly/csCFtY) shows she's the one demonstrating leadership. And she has earned her stripes by struggling with difficult issues before coming to a conclusion. Vilsack, on the other hand, has shown a propensity for snap decisions without a moments thought. To read more about this, go to http://bit.ly/dChUwT and http://bit.ly/c5DorC.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shameless Self Promotion

The latest posting to Cedar Valley Cartoons can also be seen at one other location on the internet: http://wddnews.com/Comics2.htm. That's on the Iowa News Headlines website. Check it out and let someone know where to find it.
Actually, I'm not sure how many people will discover it on the site. If everyone had that link, everyone could see it. But you probably can't figure out how to find it by going to the website's home page at http://wddnews.com (especially if you don't know it's there). I couldn't find any link that brings you from the home page directly to it. Hopefully if future Cedar Valley Cartoons are posted on the site, they will be easier to find.
If you've got a Twitter account (or want to set one up), there's another way to follow Cedar Valley Cartoons. Follow Twitter @DrewToons to find out when new cartoons are posted at Cedar Valley Cartoons and Winds World (www.windsworld.com). I also tweet links to the work of other cartoonists available on the internet. Sign up today! It's fun stuff!