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"Makybe Diva wouldn't know the meaning of 'hard going'!" "Up to my withers in crooks & cronies!" 31 October, 2005.'

Reference Number: DCDL-0000429

The cartoon shows an image of President George Bush dressed as a cowboy and riding a horse up to its withers in muck. In the muck are the words 'Delay, Miers, Rove, Libby'. The president wonders if Makybe Diva, the horse that has just won the Melbourne Cup, would know the meaning of 'hard going' compared with the problems he himself is facing. Lewis Libby is Vice President Dick Cheney's former aide and Karl Rove is the President's top political adviser - they were both charged with leaking the identity of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame. Harriet Miers is the President's personal attorney who he has appointed to the Supreme Court amid a lot of controversy.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Harriet Miers, Valerie Plame, Karl Christian Rove, Lewis Libby, George Walker Bush, Richard Bruce Cheney, Makybe Diva (Racehorse), Otago Daily Times (Newspaper), United States, Political corruption, Race horses, Mud and United States - Politics and government.

Part of:
Tremain, Garrick, 1941-:[Includes all digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times from 25 July 2005 onwards plus a selection from December 2004 to July 2005], Reference Number DC-Group-0022 (628 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 200 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 1285 x 1009. Single art work

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