Our 39th President, Jimmy Carter has cancer, and it has spread. But the 90-year-old plans to fight it with treatment in Atlanta.
Today this cartoon got my attention. Mike Luckovich is the editorial cartoonist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He told CNN on Thursday that he was working on another cartoon when he heard the news about President Carter. “I kept thinking I really want to do something about him, because he’s such an amazing person, and he means a lot to me and to people all over the world, so I just kept thinking what can I do? What can I do? And I just arrived at this cartoon and I ran out to my editor and said listen I have an idea to do on President Carter, he said OK and so I did it…” says Luckovich.
The cartoonist also told CNN that in the past, President Carter had invited him and his family to meet with him. “It was just an amazing thing. You know there aren’t many people in this world that you can attach the world ‘saintly’ to, but I really think with President Carter you can, because he is such a giving person and throughout his life he has never stopped helping other people.”
Thank you Mike for a wonderful and meaningful cartoon. I agree, President Carter has been about giving back to the world. May our prayers lift him up and comfort him during this time.
OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS
Mike Luckovich Gallery of Cartoons
Atlanta Journal-Constitution website
President Carters statement about his cancer: Statement