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The Last Word: Week of Feb. 10

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And this week’s winners are . . . 

“Well, for starters, this is the president’s desk, and that wasn’t the intercom button.”
KELLIE AMBROSE, Santa Rosa

“Iran and North Korea send their regards.”
CRAIG WHATLEY, San Rafael

“Bad news sir. Looks like John Brennan’s drone just took out your barbershop.”
GREGORY GOODWIN, Santa Rosa

“The president is curious to know exactly what you said to them.”
AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“Why the long face? Things get blown out of proportion around here all the time.”
MARK BERUBE, Santa Rosa

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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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37 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Feb. 10”

  1. Lance Thornton says:

    Mr. Secretary, your first appointment has arrived.

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  2. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Sir, it’s only 3 a.m., who should we call?

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  3. Jeff Mayo says:

    Shall I gas up the Limo, Sir?
    I do believe it’s time to Cheese it!

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  4. Pete Foppiano says:

    Oh that? That’s just the burglar alarm at the North Korean embassy

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  5. Mark Berube says:

    “You get a new I-Phone 5, a new I-Pad,and an I-Pad Mini with all your data stored in the I-cloud you see outside.”

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  6. Tracy Burns says:

    Yes, I think that hole is just big enough to bury the Benghazi mistake.

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  7. MARTHA HARPER says:

    It’ll be okay, sir. It’s only a little teaparty reaction at your appointment.

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  8. MARTHA HARPER says:

    You did such an excellent job in the Senate. Now look what’s happened since you left!

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  9. MARTHA HARPER says:

    Yes, you SHOULD have stayed in Massachusetts.

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  10. MARTHA HARPER says:

    Hillary told you you wouldn’t like this job!

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  11. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Well, it looks like North Korea has its own version of the “Big Bang Theory”.

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  12. Al Cohen says:

    “Look on the bright side, you won’t have to explain this to Congress.”

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  13. Al Cohen says:

    “The President is curious to know exactly what you said to them?”

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  14. Mark Bowman says:

    Sir, it appears that North Korea’s space program just took out Baltimore.

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  15. tom timko says:

    “Congratulations on your confirmation Mr. Secretary……but, may I ask why the long face?”

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  16. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Sir, Texas has seceded from the Union, appointed George W Bush their provisional president, and he ordered a preemptive strike! Our President wants you to know that he has retaliated, and most of Texas is now part of the Gulf of Mexico.

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  17. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Don’t worry. That’s just the Republican/Tea Party infighting.

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  18. John Gianfermi says:

    “I can give you 57 reasons why you shouldn’t have taken this job.”

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  19. Mark Berube says:

    “Why the long face? Things get blown out of proportion around here all the time.”

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  20. ed shoop says:

    sir, go in the hospital, let some time pass, and then say, “what difference does it make now?”

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  21. richard smith says:

    I hope you’re fond of mushrooms Mr.Secretary!

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  22. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    I think that crazy Palin just went super-rogue!

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  23. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Sir, the alleged report about the NRA carrying out a nuclear test has just been confirmed!

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  24. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    I think Governor Christie just ate one too many donuts!

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  25. John Claeys says:

    Would you like me to close the draperies, sir?

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  26. Mike Shook says:

    Hillary’s on the phone.

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  27. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    It’s just Nuke Gingrich and his latest Republican rebranding scheme.

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  28. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    I think some disgruntled 49er fans just took out Baltimore!

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  29. Gregory Goodwin says:

    Bad news sir… ” looks like Brennan’s drone just took out your barbershop “

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  30. Tracy Burns says:

    Well, I think you have just buried the Benghazi mistake for once and for all.

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  31. Mike Shook says:

    Looks like the CIA was wrong about Iran’s capability to enrich uranium.

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  32. Mike Shook says:

    I don’t think that Boehner will mention the word, “Impeachment” again.

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  33. Kellie Ambrose says:

    Well for starters this is the President’s desk, and that wasn’t the intercom button. On the bright side it’s not the worst first day I’ve seen around here.

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  34. Richard Smith says:

    Boy , talk about starting your new job off with a bang!

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  35. richard smith says:

    Would you like to know what Hilary would have done?

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  36. Al Cohen says:

    ” Your get tough diplomacy may cause a little resentment from North Korea.

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  37. Al Cohen says:

    “Seems North Korea turned down your Facebook lets be friends gesture.

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