Last week's "what do these answers have in common" lead to
Political cartoonist THOMAS NAST...one of my favorite people!
He created the TIGER to represent NYC's corrupt Tammany Hall
He created the ELEPHANT as the symbol of the Democrat Party
He created the DONKEY as the symbol of the Republican Party
He bedevlied Tammany Hall's leader Boss TWEED until he fled the country.
He was the first to draw SANTA CLAUS as a fat guy with a long white beard and a pipe!
CONGRATULATIONS to Tom Jacobs in Youngstown and Steve Shagrin in Waknut Creej, California who came up with it before anyone else!
Have a great weekend.