Thank You, Steve Breen, For Saying It All Without Saying A Word

Did you get the above cartoon the first time you looked at it?

I didn’t, and neither did my husband.

The cartoon was created by the brilliant Steve Breen, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the San Diego Union-Tribune since 2001.

The cartoon appeared the day after President Biden’s inauguration.

Breen’s work appears regularly – almost daily – in the Union Tribune, and regularly – almost daily – my husband or I will say, “Great Breen today!”

This time, though, what we thought we were seeing was a figure identified as “Biden” with a paint roller in his hand, covering the Seal of the President of the United States.

Which normally looks like this:

“Why would President Biden,” we wondered, “be painting over the presidential seal?”

We took a closer look…and then…we got it.

President Biden isn’t holding a paint roller.

It’s a squeegee. 

He’s washing off the filth of the past four years.

President Biden has much to clean up, and he can’t do it alone.

But together…

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