The stepping stone

September 12, 2022 12:03 am

(Political cartoon by John Cole)

From The Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Following Youngkin’s budget report Aug. 19 to the General Assembly money committees — remarks delivered seven months into his term but seemingly made with the 2024 presidential race in mind — [Senate Minority Leader Tommy] Norment publicly gave voice to what fellow Republican legislators have been saying privately: That Youngkin’s unofficial candidacy for the White House is a distraction, putting his ambition at cross purposes with their agenda.”

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John Cole
John Cole

John Cole's political cartoons on Virginia government and politics appear on the Virginia Mercury on Fridays. He is currently the staff cartoonist for the editorial pages of The Times-Tribune in Scranton, PA. Prior to this, he enjoyed a nearly 20-year run with The Herald-Sun in Durham, NC, where he developed an affection for the state, its people and its politics. His award-winning work is internationally syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.