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How do you Satirize Satire?

© Ruben Bolling

Cartoonist Ruben Bolling has been drawing Hollingsworth Hound for nine years, but since Romney’s 47% video was released people have been telling him that Mitt Romney had become his fictional character. Hollingsworth was meant to represent “a privileged plutocrat comically clueless about the struggles of ordinary Americans, let alone the poor.” Bolling says he was satirically exaggerating the contempt a certain brand of conservative had for the less fortunate, and even received complaints that it was too heavy handed.

But Bolling admits that the real Mitt Romney exceeded even his imagination. So the only thing left to do was to put Romney’s real words into the mouth of fictional Hollingsworth Hound.