Carly Fiorina would look good in shiny black leather.

Carly Fiorina cartoon for your viewing pleasure. I’ll leave it to your imagination about the whip part, but wouldn’t she look fine?

Carly Fiorina's campaign headquarters includes a sheep

Carly Fiorina's campaign headquarters includes a sheep

My friend Diane met Carly Simon, but I met Carly Fiorina, who’s running against Barbara Boxer as US Senator. Diane shared an entire lovely dinner and conversation with her Carly, (the singer) and her director boyfriend; I talked with Carly Fiorina for only a  minute, but hey, her bodyguard (?) and PR person smiled at me. And we didn’t share anything to eat, but it was at the Western Foodservice Convention (restaurants, you know. I do a restaurant cartoon, Daily Special, for a lot of papers. Very fun.) so there was food in our surrounding area – think of school lunchrooms.

I wanted to ask her hard-hitting questions, like how she feels about animal rights. Or Prop 8, illegals, that sort of thing. But ABC and KTLA were also there filming, and I’m not going to get caught on tape, oh, no!

So I just  introduced myself as a cartoonist for Slate and various papers, and told her I was glad to meet her in person because I like to draw flattering cartoons of people, not ugly ones. Everyone smiled at that!

She’s actually much prettier than she appears in TV ads – that takes skill, making someone look worse on camera. I met one of her campaign people at LA Observed’s latest rooftop party; he was talking with the famous and fascinating Mickey Kaus, who I’ve known for quite a while, and this guy (who didn’t have a card!) asked if he could use one of my cartoons in a Youtube video of her. No you may not! Unless we can come to a happy agreement. 

Here is my sheep cartoon about the weird youtube sheep ad she paid for to win against Tom Campbell, and I drew a vulture cartoon (Sorry, no link now. Uclick threw away 2 years of my cartoons on Slate, Gocomics and Yahoo News when they kicked me out of Gocomics.) of her and Meg Whitman after their wins.

See what I mean about animal rights?

More comments on this cartoon on GoComics (no link now).

Caption: Carly Fiorina cartoon. Campaign headquarters for Carly Fiorina for US Senator. Okay, no more sheep. How about geese, elk, salamanders…

PS. Mickey did spill the beans at the party that since he had quit Slate, run for some political office, and then asked to come back to Slate, but they had no money and offered him a pittance (which I’m too high-class to mention here – but yeah, the secret is out that Slate is broke) that he had just signed on for a new gig – and it turns out it’s at Newsweek! Good going there!