Lumber! ...No wait, it's safe.
BIG DEAL: Of all the cartoons to come out of America about the budget crisis, this is one of the best we've seen. Simple, yet powerful, the symbolism is so strong and the message so clear it could quite possibly have gotten away without any of the labelling, suggests Mike Lester, another American cartoonist. The zoomed in inset is also a device that works very well here. RICK McKEE is the cartoonist for The Augusta Chronicle, and this cartoon is republished with his kind permission.