Political cartoon.... I WORRY THAT WE NOW HAVE SO MANY CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, HIRING FULL-TIME full-time
Employed for or involving a standard number of hours of working time: a full-time administrative assistant.
full CAMPAIGN WORKERS AND SPENDING CAMPAIGN FUNDS, WE'RE we're
Contraction of we are.
we're we are STARTING TO TURN THE BUSH ECONOMY AROUND.
This cartoonist uses exaggeration Exaggeration
legendary giant, hero of tall tales of the logging camps. [Am. Folklore: The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyon]
trivial cause of a great quarrel. [Br. Hist. and irony irony, figure of speech in which what is stated is not what is meant. The user of irony assumes that his reader or listener understands the concealed meaning of his statement. to comment on the news in a humorous way. He describes the conflict between a desired outcome and what might occur instead. Study the cartoon cartoon [Ital., cartone=paper], either of two types of drawings: in the fine arts, a preliminary sketch for a more complete work; in journalism, a humorous or satirical drawing. , and then answer the questions.
1. What kind of animals are pictured, and whom do they represent? --
2. To what political event do the animals refer? --
3. What do they mean by "the Bush economy"? --
4. How might the activities of "so many candidates" described here "turn the Bush economy around"? --
5. Why is the situation in this cartoon ironic? --
1. The animals are donkeys, common symbols of the Democratic Party. Their suits mark them as party officials.
2. The donkeys are discussing the Democratic Party presidential primary elections.
3. "The Bush economy" refers to the U.S. economy as it is faring under the administration of President Bush.
4. The cartoonist is joking about the large number of candidates and making an exaggerated point about the total amount of money they will spend in the presidential campaign.
5. All of the Democratic candidates are criticizing President Bush for his handling of the economy. It would be ironic if the efforts made trying to unseat him caused "the Bush economy" to rebound rebound (rē´bownd),
n/v 1. a recovery from illness.
n 2. an outbreak of fresh reflex activity after withdrawal of a stimulus
rebound adjective .