Amid global catastrophes, (famine, cyclones, tornadoes, the Democratic nominating process), a former spokesman threw the book at President Bush, even as the current spokeswoman filed countercharges. Matt Davies penned the perfect review. Rob Rogers used his space to draw a cosmic connection between little green men and blue-state hopefuls. And Tom Toles tapped into America's endless supply of oil-price laments with an ironic gem.

-- Joel Pett