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The Last Word: Week of Jan. 12

11lastwordcolorAnd the winners are …

“I once was headed to Washington, but that was before this darn bridge took its toll.”
AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“It’s my way or no highway.”
BILL KRUMBEIN, Santa Rosa

“Hey, all presidential candidates have to start somewhere.”
STEVE FOSTER, Santa Rosa

“Left lane is closed. Move to the right.”
ROBERT PLANTZ, Santa Rosa

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Every week we’ll post a new cartoon on Watch Sonoma County and invite you to write the caption. Enter the contest by posting your caption below. Vote for your favorite by clicking “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on each entry.

PD staff will select several winners and publish them Friday on the Forum page in the Empire News section. Want a shot? Leave your real name and your email address for verification.

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

Click here to see last week’s winners





53 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Jan. 12”

  1. Geoff Johnson says:

    No, I’M slow. You can drive as fast as you want.

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  2. Dale Stout says:

    Waist not, want not.

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  3. Dale Stout says:

    I like bread and butter,
    I like traffic jams…

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  4. Dale Stout says:

    It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world.

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  5. Dale Stout says:

    The bigger they come, the harder they flail.

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  6. Dale Stout says:

    I love bridge mix.

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  7. Dale Stout says:

    D’oh…nuts

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  8. Dale Stout says:

    Our traffic needs a little bypass surgery.

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  9. Dale Stout says:

    Nobody doesn’t like Fort Sara Lee.

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  10. Dale Stout says:

    If you believe me, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

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  11. Michael Motley says:

    The “S” is silent.

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  12. Geoff Johnson says:

    So the bridge is closed? No problem!

    Say “Christie for President”, and follow me.

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  13. Lynn Brown says:

    Maybe I should just waive my republican future and hide behind this sign or, better yet, jump over the Fort Lee bridge if I can squeeze through the parked cars.

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  14. Robert Plantz says:

    Left lane is closed. Move to the right.

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  15. Steve Foster says:

    Is that you, Scott Pelley? Boy this Bridgegate thing is gettin’ blown way out of whack with the media coverage. Turn that camera off!!!

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  16. Donna Logar says:

    Better ‘Bridgegate’ than Benghazi…

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  17. Martha Harper says:

    The judge said justice should be served so he gave me this job!

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  18. Martha Harper says:

    I’m getting exactly what I asked for. Impeached for being a bully. The good side is I still have a job!

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  19. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    I’m learning how to handle gridlock so that when I’m president I’ll be able to control congress.

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  20. Rob Huffman says:

    “I’m not aware of any signs…….or vests……or guys named Christie….or…”

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  21. Rob Huffman says:

    “‘Corrupt’ has too many letters.”

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  22. Julie Bennett says:

    What??? You don’t like the logjam? Talk to the hand.

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  23. Steve Foster says:

    So my top advisor says “This’ll teach that Mayor not to cross us!!” But I never thought it would make a crossing guard out of me!!

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  24. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    How do you like my disguise as a double agent for the democratic party?

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  25. Lynn Brown says:

    When I wave my finger, move one car space ahead. Do not pass the on-ramp. If you re on the bridge — read something.

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  26. Lynn Brown says:

    When I wave my hand, move forward one car space. Do not pass the bridge or on ramp until I say so.

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  27. Lynn Brown says:

    When I wave my hand, move forward one car space. Do not pass the bridge.

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  28. Michael Sheehan says:

    Next time, I’ll just sell weapons to the drug cartels or let the IRS harass my political opponents so the mainstream media won’t complain.

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  29. John Long says:

    Slow down, or your car might explode.
    We wouldn’t want your car to be in pieces all over the road now, would we?

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  30. Mark Bowman says:

    We closed a few lanes for an efficiency study, and it showed us the fastest way to derail a political career.

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  31. Julie Bennett says:

    “Yes, I’m the Governor of New Jersey. No, I didn’t think they’d get caught…uh, I mean I don’t know anything.”

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  32. Steve Foster says:

    From Traffic Cop to Presidential Candidate!! Now that’s what I call advancement!!

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  33. Steve Foster says:

    Hey, all Presidential Candidates have to start somewhere!!!

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  34. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    Ooops! It seems that my political fast-tracking has put us all in a jam.

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  35. Hamilton, Virginia says:

    Hey, I’m not a bully; just some of my best friends are.

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  36. Jim Owen Jr says:

    I stopped Traffic on the Bridge, then I headed to the Fridge. THAT’S AMORE !!!!!. My name is Chris Christie, and I’m a little Iffy. THAT’S AMORE !!!!!. It will be me against Romney,but he looks like a Zombie.THAT’S AMORE!!!!!.

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  37. Jeff Allee says:

    You gonna endorse me, or does this have to get ugly?

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  38. Kevin Parsons says:

    Bridge to “White House” is damaged!

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  39. Al Cohen says:

    ” Ironically because it’s the George.Washington bridge they want me to tell the truth, so here goes! the truth is, George did cut down that cherry tree.”

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  40. Michael Sheehan says:

    I need a big hug from Obama!

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  41. Michael Sheehan says:

    Slow down or I’ll be forced to throw my weight around.

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  42. Michael Sheehan says:

    Now I understand what they mean by a “bridge to nowhere.”

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  43. Al Cohen says:

    “I once was headed to Washington, but that was before this darn bridge took its toll.”

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  44. Pete Foppiano says:

    “My way or the highway.”

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  45. James Bennett says:

    Go slow, can’t turn America into a communist Country over night.

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  46. Al Cohen says:

    ” I like to play Bridge, so I know a lot of tricks, but now it looks like I’m
    The Dummy.”

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  47. Bill Krumbein says:

    Hey, it’s my way or no highway!

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  48. Michael Motley says:

    Careful; the bridge is open again, but the troubled waters are worse than ever.

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  49. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Some of you might call this my BULLY pulpit.

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  50. What happens if you cross me? We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

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  51. Love me – or else!

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  52. Mark Bowman says:

    Sorry, folks, only the bus gets through. I need to throw my top aide under it.

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  53. Donna Logar says:

    Yeah, sorry, but I’m stuck too – with the buck.

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