A Monument to Congressional Boondoggles

Repeatedly delayed and monstrously over-budget, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center is a textbook example of lax oversight, little accountability and willy-nilly spending. What's the next monkey wrench for the project? A delay on an order for 85 solid-gold latrines? This cartoon will be paired with an editorial in the print edition on Thursday, Dec. 14, so check that out. Read more about the project, as reported by The Examiner's Bill Myers. This one was fun to draw, because you get mesmerized working on the lines of a pig that's this plump and dumpy looking. In my original sketch I had a line of trucks unloading money in front of the pig, but I decided to leave them out once I started inking the cartoon. Less is more, right? Update: There's been a change and the Capitol Visitor Center editorial and cartoon will run in Friday's newspaper, Dec. 15. I'll post the link once it's online. Update: The editorial is now online, and you can read it here.

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