'Boston Globe' Features Gallery of Kennedy Cartoons

By: E&P Staff In his 46 years in the Senate, Edward Kennedy was a favorite subject for editorial cartoonists the world over. Now, the Boston Globe has compiled a gallery of 33 cartoons from Kennedy's career on its Web site as part of its coverage of the senator's death.

The cartoons begin with Kennedy's first campaign for U.S. Senate in 1962, when he defeated Republican Edward McCormack in a special election to win his brother John's old seat. They continue through the accident at Chappaquiddick -- which killed 28 year-old Mary Jo Kopechne and injured Kennedy -- as well as Kennedy's ill-fated presidential run against President Jimmy Carter in 1980, his Senate re-election campaign against future Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in 1994, and his later career as senior senator from Massachusetts.

Kennedy died Tuesday night of brain cancer, 15 months after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

Most of the cartoons are from longtime Globe editorial cartoonists Paul Szep and Dan Wasserman, but cartoons from as far afield as Britain's Daily Express and The Guardian are also included alomg with cartoons from Pat Oliphant and the Oakland Tribune's Steven Lait.


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