Young D.C. – YDC Drawn to the Screen
Auction Ends: Jun 13, 2013 03:00 PM EDT

Political/Editorial

Peters (yes, Mike Peters!) Helms Freezes Over

Item Number
121
Estimated Value
Priceless
Opening Bid
$50 USD  -  Item Has a Reserve

Item Description

Great example of how action stops in the U.S. Senate. What we saw in 1997 can be just as true today, although the characters have changed. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) blocked Pres. Clinton's nomination of Gov. William Weld (R-Mass.) to be ambassador to Mexico. Helms would not hold hearings because Weld had backed the medical use of marijuana and needle exchanges for addicts to curb spread of HIV. Helms died in 2003, but there are senators today who may aspire to his "Senator No" nickname when it comes to nominations. Just ask Susan Rice or President Obama himself.

Ink on paper and original penciled note from the cartoonist ("Best from Mike Peters"). Image: 9" x 7.5"; cartoon with matting dimension: 15" x 13".

Pulitzer Prize (1981) winner Mike Peters is the staff editorial cartoonist for the Dayton Daily News. Syndicated by King Features, his cartoons appear in 400 newspapers. Peters was one of the first editorial cartoonists to venture into animation (Peters Postscripts, NBC Nightly News, 1981). He is also the creator of the comic strip "Mother Goose & Grimm" and the subject of a 14-episode series ("The World of Cartooning with Mike Peters") for PBS.

Special Instructions

Matting is deep blue. We apologize that it appears greener in the auction image.