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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/ 4/2008

Reader Contest: And the Winning Cartoon Candidate Is...Palin!

By Michael Cavna

Even in political cartoons, readers still cannot get enough of those conjoined cultural icons, Sarah Palin and Tina Fey.

Last month, we invited readers to submit their own political cartoons -- perhaps the second-purest form of voters having their voice heard. And the response was strong.

Although The Post equally welcomed viewpoints from all across the political spectrum, the vast majority of the entries submitted (and that met technological contest rules) chose to skewer Palin and/or John McCain. And the winning entry is...

"The Prince and the Pauper," created by "JAS" (with an art assist from For days, this cartoon -- which featured a Fey-and-Palin switcheroo, in satiric Twain-style -- had twice as many reader votes as the nearest competitor. And "Prince and the Pauper" also was the first-prize pick of juror Tom Toles, The Post's Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist.

So congratulations, "JAS." We republish your cartoon today with full honors and huzzahs.

And look for the next Reader Cartoon Contest -- shortly after our next Leader of the Free World has been chosen...

By Michael Cavna  | November 4, 2008; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  
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Congratulations, Jas! He definitely deserved the win for his clever and humorous strip!

Posted by: geokis32 | November 4, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

good job man. nice work. all us at are loving the press! woot! -pauly hart

Posted by: paulyhart | November 4, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations JAS, this is a great 'strip. Well deserved. I am looking forward to seeing what comes next for you!


Posted by: dareheather | November 4, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Very, very funny. I wonder which one went back to Alaska ;)

Posted by: karennc | November 7, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

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