Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pat Robertson cartoon

After commemorating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday, we move on from a man of God to a charlatan:

Paul Berge
Q Syndicate
Jan 19, 2010

The inspiration for this cartoon, of course, is Pat Robertson's claim that Haitians made a deal with the devil for their independence 205 years ago, and that's why they have such horrible luck. Robertson is a believer that bad things happen to people who deserve them, which he no doubt would have been happy to tell Job. He has made this claim whenever death and disaster have struck, and his only regret seems to be that some of his predictions of doom and destruction have failed to come true.

I couldn't find any pictures of what Pat Robertson looked like when he was 30. Perhaps there were some historical pictures in the February 17, 1986 Time magazine cover story about him, but I don't have that issue lying around. So I just filled out and darkened his hair, and gave the devil a nice, 1960-appropriate hat instead.

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