Listening to the People

A couple days ago, I talked about the importance of running positive campaigns. Apparently, my remarks were heard in the upper echelons of those responsible for managing campaigns. I’m pleased to announce the following:

I’m also gratified that the Obama administration has finally heard the pleas of the many voices calling on him to end the ban on deep-water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s wonderful that he finally saw the light:

Now, how cynical can a cartoonist be? Could this cynicism be based on the fact that it will take forever to actually begin drilling again due to the red tape the government still wraps around the venture? Is it possible this really could be merely a ploy to garner votes just three weeks before an election?

Perish the thought.