Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Stanley Story for Voting Day: Tubby in "Election Day," Little Lulu 39, 1950

In our ongoing attempt to make Election Day more enjoyable, we turn to the wisdom and resourcefulness of that great American, Tubby Tompkins.

As you go to the voting booth (or mail your ballot), take a moment to enjoy this delightful 1950 story by John Stanley and Irving Tripp.

Stanley rarely trafficked in overt political commentary. In this story, he suggests that the behavior of adult men, vying for powerful positions and public offices, aren't too far removed, in their behavior, from children.

Some behaviors learned on the playground continue to influence adults in the big, bad "real world."  This season's political circus is evident--and sufficient-- proof of this theory. Enjoy!

No post-story commentary today... just a friendly reminder to cast your ballot!


Mestiere said...

He is the smartest but also the bravest, since he had to interact with the West Side Boys. What if the plan didn't work?

Paul C.Tumey said...

A classic Stanley story -- thanks for sharing! Ah, I wonder what our country would be like if Tubby were in charge? I think Tubby's boundless self-confidence would probably get him elected! Do you happen to know what Stanley's political preferences were? I wonder if anything about his politics could be inferred from his work.