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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/ 3/2010

ELECTION HANGOVER: The Seven Best Midterm Cartoons

By Michael Cavna


For political cartoonists, Election Day offers an embarrassment of quick riches. As the results roll in, these fast-sketch satirists become like Templeton in "Charlotte's Web," feasting till dawn on a nocturnal bacchanal of crestfallen candidacies and self-satisfied rhetoric. And sometimes, yes, even weeping -- and that's among the winners.

So as the Tea Party's cup runneth over, as Democrats lose the House and cling to the Senate, as Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina bet big and crap out at Casino California, as the Union loses a Lincoln and gains a Quayle, and as John Boehner tans Nancy Pelosi's political hide when not tanning himself -- the cartoonists had a field day and night.

Some cartoonists live-blogged. Some, like the Chicago Tribune's Scott Stantis, drew live on TV. Out of Seattle, there was David Horsey's Election Day Marathon. And then, with a day's production, Taiwanese animators wrapped up the whole scene with a flurry of campy political depictions.

So as the fog clears from our Election Hangover, here they are, our Seven Favorite Cartoons from the Midterms:

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MIKE LUCKOVICH:
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STEVE BREEN:
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DAVID HORSEY:
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MICHAEL RAMIREZ:
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MIKE PETERS:
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TOM TOLES:
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By Michael Cavna  | November 3, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  The Political Cartoon  | Tags:  David Horsey, Michael Ramirez, Mike Luckovich, Mike Peters, Steve Breen, Tom Toles  
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