Jack Ohman

January 13, 2014

Gov. Christie’s Bridge to Nowhere...

Gov. Chris Christie’s news conference Thursday reminded me of the latest version of Richard Nixon’s 1952 “Checkers” speech. For those of you not immersed in political trivia, that was when the then-GOP vice presidential nominee took to the airwaves to refute charges he used a secret slush fund provided by campaign donors. “Checkers” was the name of Nixon’s dog, a gift from one of those donors.

Jack Ohman

Editorial cartoonist, writer and Joe King’s alter ego

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Jack Ohman joined The Sacramento Bee in 2013. He previously worked at the Oregonian, the Detroit Free Press and the Columbus Dispatch. His work is syndicated to more than 200 newspapers by Tribune Media Services. Jack has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Scripps Foundation Award and the national SPJ Award, and he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and the Herblock Prize in 2013. Contact Jack at johman@sacbee.com. Twitter: @JACKOHMAN.