Billionaires and Butterfly Ballots, A 20-Year Palm Beach ‘Cartoonspective’ by Palm Beach Daily News editorial Cartoonist David Willson
What do billionaires • millionaires • snowbirds • gold diggers • Bernard Madoff • feral cats • broken bridges • Donald Trump • pet pigs • xenophobes • Jimmy Buffett • hurricanes • Rush Limbaugh • Butterfly Ballots • Ferraris • purse dogs • Epicureans • comatose iguanas • Lilly Pulitzer • and political pit stops have in common?
This wealthy island’s present-day reputation for salacious scandals, hapless elections’ supervisors and boisterous demagogs stands in contrast to its refined past. Fortunately, the Palm Beach Daily News, a newspaper whose subscription list rivals the Social Register, hired David Willson as its first and only editorial cartoonist 20 years ago. He was on hand when battalions of Butterfly Ballot-chasing litigators invaded Flori-duh and for many other infamous Palm Beach brouhahas. But that’s just part of the story. Oh, those wacky one-percenters! You have no idea! At least, you won’t until you’ve read this book.