The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

A poor way to train for future fights

This cartoon reflects on how recent scandals have weakened the Republican Party's future electoral success. An overweight Republican Elephant wearing a "National Champion" crown lounges slovenly in a chair. One hand has a cigarette while the other holds a martini glass. His feet rest on an overstuffed hassock that has a "Corruption" sign before it. Nailed to the wall above his head are drawings of dancing girls labeled "Anti-Saloon League Influence." Next to the drawing is nailed a pair of boxing gloves labeled "1920 & '24 Victories." Next to the chair is an end table marked "Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, & Penn. Scandals." On the end table are empty glasses, a half-full decanter, and a spritzer bottle. Cigars and cigarettes litter the floor along with liquor bottles and a smoking opium pipe. Looking through a window is the Democratic Donkey saying, "He may be champion now, but it won't be long before I lick him!" In the background is a boxing ring labeled "1932 Political Ring."



18.4 x 15.8 cm

Tribune Company

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

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