Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Locating Blagojevich: A Nation of Shopkeepers?

image by Zina Saunders

Prices Slashed!
"To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers."--Adam Smith
Well, Adam did try and warn them but who was listening? They took on board his free market theories and jettisoned the cautions he issued. Blagojevich was the eventuality. Zina Saunders captures the moment brilliantly in this irreverend cartoon.

3 comments:

ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID said...

Excellent caricature of a corrupt and extremely depraved politician,the Governor of the state of Illinois.

diatribalist.com said...

Thanks for turning me on to Zina Saunders. I have previously added her Palin artwork to my social sites after you posted them. She is an excellent artiste.

Annie Paul said...

yes, she is isn't she? i like her sense of humour and satire very much. first-rate.