October Surprise

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on October 2, 2020


1. Editorial cartoonists often use symbols to represent a person, group or idea. (the lion is a symbol of courage) What does the donkey symbolize?

2. What is an October Surprise?

3. What is the main idea of Lisa Benson’s cartoon?

4. There has been a long-standing tradition of informal meetings between Senators and the nominee prior to the confirmation hearings in the Senate. The two Democratic senators from New York and at least two other Democratic senators are refusing to meet with Supreme Court nominee Amy Comey Barrett. Ask a parent: do you support the senators’ decision? Explain your answer.

Cartoon by Lisa Benson