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From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana governor David Treen and former governor Edwin Edwards wear sweat suits and run next to each other while holding signs. Treen's sign reads, "Neglect, mismanagement, cronyism and profiteering." Edward's sign reads, "Where did the surplus go?" The cartoon caption reads, "Off and running."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. On a giant pig, a large man is relaxing in an arm chair smoking a cigar. His shirt reads, "Unfunded liability of retirement systems." Two men, one labeled, "Par" [PAR?], and the other "La." stand looking at the man in the chair. One of them says, "You can't afford so much 'good life!'"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. An apparently naked man labeled "N.O." wears a barrel labeled, "Homestead exemption" and a pair of shoes. He stands on a sidewalk next to a brick building that has a sign labeled, "Legislative OK to constitutional amendment...Nov. referendum." He fantasizes about wearing a suit like the one worn by a man walking by. That man is labeled, "Property tax revenues," and he carries a briefcase labeled, "Other La. cities and towns."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan, dressed as a pole-vaulter, carries a pole and runs toward the closing drawbridge of a castle. Between Reagan and the castle is a wide moat. A banner flying from a castle turret reads, "New federalism." Reagan is thinking, "If at first you don't succeed..."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A line of people stand outside a building near a sign that reads "Unemployment office." From three windows on the second floor of the building, two men and a bull can be seen. The men are labeled "New optimism" and "Leading indicators," and the bull is labeled "Stock market." One man in the line below looks up at them and thinks, "...wonder when it'll start to trickle down?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A woman dressed as Little Red Riding Hood wears a cape labeled, "La. unemployment fund." She has a small open suitcase that has a coin with a dollar sign on it. She is sitting in a chair at the foot of a canopied bed. In the bed is a wolf dressed in a nightgown and cap. The bedclothes are labeled, "Recession." The woman says, "What big teeth you have, Grandma!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled "Legislature" sits in a broken down car labeled, "The budget." The man is holding a paper labeled, "Early adjournment timetable." The car is shaking and is surrounded with "Cough...Sput...Bang."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan is stretched between two sections of oil pipeline which do not meet. His hands are at the opening of one pipe, and his feet are at the opening of the other. He says, "I'm thinking of changing my posture on pipeline sanctions."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A bull dressed in formal wear labeled "Stock market" stands outside Club 1000. The cityscape in the background. A newspaper in a stand nearby shows the headline," Economy down, down, down." The bull says, "I can see better days ahead." [Note: Date based on a Wikipedia article titled Closing milestones of the Dow Jones INdustrial Average."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Outside of a building labeled "La. Dept. of Revenue" are two men, one short and one tall. The short man is labeled "Short collections," and the tall man is labeled, "Long projections."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. An elephant and a donkey wearing suits stand near a brick wall looking up at windows set into the wall. Each carries a briefcase; the elephant's case is labeled "Returning Congress." The windows resembles graphs with grid lines. The elephant is looking up at the left graph, which shows a downward trend line that spells "The economy." The donkey is looking up at the right graph, which has a rising trend line that spells "Election year." Above the graphs is "Indexes."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. David Stockman is dressed as a Cavalry soldier riding on a horse waving a flag which reads, "Raise excise taxes." Arrows are flying at Stockman and the horse. The horse is shying away from them. Stockman is looking back over his shoulder and saying, "We've hit a large band of unfriendly Indians, sir!" The cartoon caption reads, "Point man."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan reads a large book called "Deficit ledger." He says, "I'm looking for revenue-raisers that aren't called taxes!" The cartoon caption reads, "Poor Ronnie's almanac."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Uncle Sam, dressed as a miner, is standing beside a mine cart and pick-axe outside the entrance of a mine. Inside is the mine shaft, and from the entrance extends the railway on which the cart sits. The mine entrance is in the side of a stadium structure with many flags around the top. Above the mine entrance are the five rings of the Olympic games and a sign that reads, "Calif. gold rush." Uncle Sam's shirt is dovered with medals., and he is smiling. The cartoon caption reads, "84'er."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A Soviet official with a star on his chest walks into a room and catches a second man watching the Olympics on television. A cityscape [Moscow?] can be seen outside the window. The second man says, "A boycott doesn't mean not watching..."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Jimmy Carter extends his hand toward Edwin Edwards, who holds out a glove on a long stick instead. Edwards wears a button that reads, "Demos. for Carter in Louisiana."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan stands beside a bed on which an open suitcase rests. Inside only a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste can be seen. Beside the suitcase is a paper labeled, "Summit map: Economic direction for industrial nations." Reagan, looking degected, is thinking, "No budget." The cartoon caption reads, "Traveling light."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man hides behind his desk at the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Behind him on the wall is a large graph with a downward trend line. Two Arabs throw oil barrels at each other. One of these men is labeled "OPEC," and the other, "Price war?" The man ducking behind the desk says, "Things were bad enough before!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A dinosaur labeled, "Scientific creationism issue," breathes fire as it stands among cat tails and other vegetation. In the background is the Louisiana State Capitol. A person in the building says, "What we created won't go away!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ted Kennedy sits in an armchair reading a book called, "'84 primer," to a small boy drawn as a young donkey. Kennedy reads, "See Mondale run...See Cranston, Hart and Askew run...My, how they run..."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. An Arab man labeled "OPEC" looks down at a large spot on his robe. The spot is labeled, "Glut." Behind him on the wall is a graph with a downward trend line that spells, "World oil prices." He says, "Out, damned spot!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A bird nest box mounted on top of a wooden post has the facade of the White House. A sign attached to the post reads, "Be kind to your ruffled-feathered friend." The cartoon caption reads, "News item: Reagan says environmental critics will not be happy until they turn the White House into a bird's nest."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana state Senator Michael O'keefe walks down the steps from a large building. A doorway between two columns has a sign that reads, "The pinnacle of power." O'Keefe has a sad expression on his face.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The cartoon is divided into four panels, each with an image of Ronald Reagan saying something. In the first two, he says, "No!" In the third he says, "A thousand times...." In the fourth panel, he holds a sign that reads, "Flipflop on jobs progam" and says, "Yes."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards is walking toward Cajun chef and humorist Justin Wilson, who is sitting on a bench. Edwards holds a poster with a picture of himself sitting atop the tower of the Louisiana state house, with the words, "They all asked for EWE...Cajun stories and humor." [Note: EWE = Edwin W. Edwards].

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana state Senator Nat Kiefer, dressed as a runner, pauses between two traffic signs. One reads, "Yield" and the other, "Resume speed." Nearby is a sign in the shape of a hand with a pointing finger, and the sign reads, "'82 mayoral race." Kiefer thinks, "Wonder what Moon's going to do?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. This cartoon is in two panels. On the left side is Menachim Begin, labeled "Israel," startled by a sonic boom. On the right side is the U.S. Capitol being shaken by a sonic boom. Above both images is a jet aircraft flying from right to left. The jet's con trail is labeled "Spy planes for Saudis." The cartoon caption is "Sonic booms."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana governor Dave Treen is walking on a sidewalk, carrying a briefcase labeled "Spend windfall on roads, schools, etc." He is approaching two men, one of them labeled "Legislature." That man says, "Say! That guy has the makings of a good Democrat!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man [Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill?] labeled "Demo. House" is dressed as the Easter Bunny and is digging a hole beside a tree on the lawn of the White House. A large basket labeled "Reagan economic program" is nearby, and in it are two decorated eggs labeled, "Budget cuts...Tax cuts." Ronald Reagan is on the porch of the White House, looking eagerly at the lawn. The man digging the hole says, "I'll bury them so deep he'll never find them."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The cartoon is divided into three panels, two above and one below. A man sits at a desk with a typewriter, paper, and coffee cup. An editor has entered the room and says, "Congratulations on your Pulitzer for news reporting Fenwick!" In the next panel, Fenwick says, "I'm sorry to tell you, chief, but my story was pure fiction." The editor appears dismayed. In the third panel, the editor says, "That's all right, so was MY award!"

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