Sam Adams Political Cartoon
Just as the election of Bill Clinton my Senior year of high school (he was the first president I voted for!) and the eight years of politics that followed shaped me, so did the election of Sam Adams. Before Sam Adams was elected I described him as “a politician for the right reasons.” Not long after he was sworn in I, along with the rest of Portland, found out that I was wrong and that Sam Adams was a politician to feed his ego more than anything else. Four years of a mayor with no political clout followed, which was a great disappointment, not to mention a complete waste of time. This political cartoon by Jack Ohman will probably not be funny to anyone not familiar with Adam’s political career, but it manages to sum up the last four years in a nutshell. I laughed reading it, but it was a laugh full of dark humor.