To what extent do political cartoonists use popular culture references
to make sense of political culture? Seeing images in 2004, depicting Vice
President Dick Cheney as Darth Vader from Star
Wars, John Edwards
as the Cheshire Cat from Alice
Wonderland, and John Kerry as
Frankenstein's monster, it is clear that some editorial cartoonists
make connections between our popular culture and our political culture.
Why, and with what possible consequences?