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"So, you couldn't wait until after the election before letting her play with your toys again?" 18 August 2005.

Reference Number: DCDL-0000070

The scene is a children's playpool in which sit a naked Prime Minister, Helen Clark and a huge hairy United States military man wearing a cap bearing the letters 'USA' and clutching a cigar between his teeth; they are playing with toy battleships. Beside the pool appears a skinny Don Brash wearing flippers, an inflatable ring and a petulant look on his face. In accusing tones he comments that the US couldn't even wait until after the election before letting Helen Clark play with their toys. On the ground is a newspaper with the headline 'US lets NZ join military exercise'. Refers to the fact that the United States has allowed New Zealand to join a combined military exercise off Singapore, signalling an apparent thaw in the Anzus defence standoff. Since the mid-1980s the US has barred New Zealand participation in joint exercises in retaliation for New Zealand's anti-nuclear law. The National Party is using the relationship with the US over nuclear-powered ships, which they describe as 'cool', as an election issue.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Rt Hon Helen Elizabeth Clark, Dr Donald Thomas Brash, ANZUS Council, Nuclear ships - Government policy, Military manoeuvres, Sea-power, Swimming pools, Toys and Naval maneuvers.

Part of:
Scott, Thomas, 1947- :[Digital cartoons published from 27 July 2005 onwards in the Dominion Post. Includes a selection of digital cartoons from 2003-], Reference Number DC-Group-0025 (778 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg images - Resolution 200 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 2540 x 1800. Single art work

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