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The Last Word: Week of Jan. 28

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The cartoons are drawn by Gary Varvel, who has served as political cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star since 1994.

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53 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Jan. 28”

  1. Jean Anderson says:

    I can hardly wait to start cleaning up the big mess Barack has made.

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  2. Michael Sheehan says:

    Lincoln is my favorite American president because he said you can fool some of the people all of the time.

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  3. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Arnold Schwarzenegger was right, “In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.“

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  4. Michael Sheehan says:

    With rising unemployment, daily foreign policy failures, embassies being bombed, and dumb cabinet selections, maybe I’ll run in 2014 and take over early.

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  5. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    I am suspending my presidential campaign, because I’m not really running for president!

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  6. Jean Anderson says:

    Instead of being a “blamer-in-chief,” I’ll be the “DAMEr-in-chief.”

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  7. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Wait! It’s not what you think. It’s me, Joe Biden … trick or treat!

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  8. Michael Sheehan says:

    If at least 51% of voters suffer concussions during the next few years, I might have a real chance in 2016.

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  9. Michael Sheehan says:

    Do these pants make my “ambition” look too big?

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  10. John says:

    YIPPEE! Thank you judges, I’m going to Hollywood!!! What? This isn’t American Idol??????

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  11. Jean Anderson says:

    Barack fooled ‘em twice already…so why not “third time’s a charm” for me in 2016?

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  12. Jeff Allee says:

    Hooray for the 22nd amendment!

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  13. Ron Barz says:

    A little early celebration never hurt anyone!

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  14. Mark Bowman says:

    Four years until I get even, Bill! Four short years!

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  15. Jonathan says:

    I’m pregnant!!!…Again

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  16. Tate says:


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  17. Steven Powles says:

    I’ve fallen and I just got up.

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  18. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    We’ll hold out our hand; they have to unclench their fist.

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  19. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    You know no one will ever accuse me as having the same policies as George W. Bush.

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  20. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    You don’t stand a chance Republican/Tea Partiers!

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  21. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Too soon? You bet it is! You guys in the press really are incorrigible!

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  22. Leo Lane says:

    Hip Hip Hooray

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  23. John Reichelderfer says:

    Gals like me, baby we were born to run!

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  24. John Reichelderfer says:

    Let’s get ready to RUN-ble!

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  25. Jean Anderson says:

    Hey, all you left-wing nutjobs…I’M YOUR GIRL!

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  26. Grapevines says:

    “What difference does it make?” There was only 1 Ambassador killed on my watch. First one in 35 years!!

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  27. Karen Davies says:

    Winner! Happy dance. “PAC” me up now.

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  28. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    Watch out you old white Congressmen! We women will be out to get you in 2016. Time for a REAL change in the status quo!

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  29. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    2016 HERE I COME! The first woman President of the United States!

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  30. marsha eberhardt says:

    OMG! With these new glasses I can see better than 20-20! I can see 20-16!!

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  31. Al Cohen says:

    “Watch out glass ceiling, here I come.”

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  32. Julie Ambrose says:

    Thanks for opening the door for me Barack!

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  33. John Gianfermi says:

    “Enough with cracking the glass cieling, it’s time to SHATTER IT!”

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  34. Paul Hansen says:

    “I’m dancing the Samba. When I’m elected my Secretary of State will be Obama.”

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  35. Mark Berube says:

    Alright! Time for a vacation before I begin my campaign next week.

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  36. Gilbert Alvarez says:

    I may have fallen in 2012, but I will not fall in 2016.

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  37. Jean Anderson says:

    My VP choice is…Jenny Craig!

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  38. Michael Sheehan says:

    So I messed up in Benghazi, and Iran and North Korea didn’t take me seriously, and I told a few whoppers during the 2008 campaign. I mean, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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  39. Mark Bowman says:

    What difference does it make? I’m outta here!

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  40. Jean Anderson says:

    Compared to Bill the adulterer, George the blunderer, and Barack the dictator, even I look good.

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  41. Mark Bowman says:

    No more hearings! No more schnooks! No more Senators’ dirty looks!

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  42. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    I fought all my life for women to make their own choices, in their personal and professional lives. I made mine.

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  43. Paul Hansen says:

    Hillary runs from Willy Wonkas With a pocketful of GOPSTOPPERS

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  44. John Claeys says:


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  45. Al COHEN says:

    “I will love hearing the music when Bill is playing second fiddle.”

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  46. Gregory Goodwin says:

    Got ‘em with my power pants suit and hypno eyeglasses

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  47. MARTHA HARPER says:

    Elizabeth Warren is right behind me!!! Time for the women to take control.

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  48. Diane Hogrefe says:

    Home Sweet Home – here I come – right where I belong!

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  49. Diane Naylor Santa Rosa says:

    Wow, dealing with Congress will be a piece of cake….just make them all look like idiots!

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  50. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    You know, people make a lot of money talking about me, don’t they?

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  51. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    In your dreams Bill Clinton!

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  52. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    I guess I’m the front runner for now! Bring ‘em on!

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  53. Marty Kristensen says:

    I am WOMAN hear me ROAR! ELECT ME TO DO MORE!!!

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