Featured Doodles #8: For the Politically Inclined
Posted at 7:58 PM (PDT) on Saturday, May 3, 2008

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Mike Farrell: Most know him as B.J. Hunnicutt from the ever popular TV series M*A*S*H. His memoir (Feb 2007), "Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist" narrates his public struggle to be a responsible citizen of the world. In his years as defender of human rights, animal rights and many other causes, organizations have recognized Mike's efforts and work by awarding him with some of their most prestigious awards.

John Fox #1: A freelance cartoonist from Wisconsin, who amuses himself and friends with his cartooning. Publication is an after-thought.
John Fox #2

Matt Loftiss: Check out his doodle of Barack Obama.

Rosie Malek-Yonan #1: In 2007 she played opposite Reese Witherspoon in the film Rendition. Her television acting credits include Star Trek-Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, E.R., JAG, CSI:Miami, The Practice, Melrose Place, Chicago Hope, Beverly Hills 90210, Profiler, Seinfeld, Murder She Wrote, NYPD Blue and, most recently, NBC's Life. And she's just been cast in a recurring role on General Hospital! Rosie is the author of The Crimson Field, an historical and literary epic novel, based on real events and true family chronicles set to the backdrop of the Assyrian Genocide of 1914-1918 in the shadows of WWI where 750,000 Assyrians were massacred by the Ottoman Turks, Kurds and Persians. My Assyrian Nation on the Edge is a documentary film of her 2006 Congressional Testimony regarding the plight of the Assyrians in Iraq since the 2003 war. On March 12, 2008, she addressed the British House of Lords on Genocide and on 24 April 2008, a similar statement was read at the House of Commons at the Armenian Genocide Day Conference.
Rosie Malek-Yonan #2

Dan Mathews: Senior Vice President of PETA and known for heading PETA's most controversial and attention-getting campaigns, including the "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ads, as well as campaigns involving celebrities.

Mike Moncrief: The 43rd mayor of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. He was first elected as mayor on May 3, 2003. He was re-elected to his third term on May 12, 2007. He has served as an elected official at various levels of government for more than 30 years.

Seth Swirsky: Songwriter, author, recording artist and noted baseball memorabilia collector. He writes political articles for The Huffington Post and PoliticalMavens.com. One of the articles he wrote for the Huffington Post, "Why I Left the Left," was reprinted on RealClearPolitics and other sites and proved so popular that it led to an invitation for lunch at the White House with Karl Rove.

Helen Thomas: Dean of the White House Press Corps and can be seen almost daily on televised press conferences. She has spent more than sixty years covering Washington politics. She is the author of four adult books -- Dateline: White House, Front Row at the White House (her memoir), Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President, and Watchdogs of Democracy? about how journalism has changed. She delivers a powerful discourse on the state of political reportage as well as a welcome and inspiring demand for meaningful and lasting reform.

Tom Tomorrow: His weekly comic strip This Modern World, comments on current events from a liberal perspective and appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Salon.com and Working for Change. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.

Kim White #1: Take a look at his political stamp art.
Kim White #2