About Lyle Lahey
Copyright 2007 Lyle Lahey
Lyle Lahey's humorous and acerbic comments on local, regional and national politics, the Green Bay Packers , world events, and much more appeared in the Brown County Chronicle and its successor, The Green Bay News Chronicle, from 1968 through 2005.
Lahey was born
in 1931 in Abrams, Wisconsin. After a tour of duty with the U.S. Army
in Korea, he completed a degree in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Lahey served 13 years as a promotion manager at WBAY-TV in Green Bay,
Wisconsin. Then in 1968, Lahey began contributing editorial cartoons to
the Brown County Chronicle. In 1976 he began serving as the editorial
cartoonist for the Green Bay News-Chronicle, where he was also
editor of the commentary pages until 1996.
In 1997, The
News-Chronicle published The Packer Chronicles, a collection
of Lahey's cartoons about Green Bay's hometown football team (the players,
the coaches, and the fans).
Monday, May 22, 2006
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Lyle Lahey launches
political Web site
Political cartoonist Lahey returns with brand new cartoons three
times a week.
Green Bay, Wis. --
Long-time political cartoonist Lyle Lahey, a 38-year award-winning
veteran of incisive and often controversial political commentary
in Wisconsin, has moved to the World Wide Web with the launch of
his own Web site at www.weimar.ws/lahey/.
Lahey was the daily
editorial cartoonist of the Green Bay News-Chronicle until
that paper closed in 2005. Now, his cartoons will continue to feed
his fans' hunger for independent commentary with Lahey's trademark
fearlessness about sacred cows.
"With all the wackiness
permeating our land, I could restrain myself no longer," says
Lahey. "Get my take on things three times a week on www.weimar.ws/lahey/."
If you are looking for
hard-hitting editorial cartoons that won't offend anyone, well,
Lyle Lahey still hasn't mastered that last part. But he has built
his reputation on stating his viewpoint regardless of conventional
Lahey's Web site had
a "soft launch" in mid-March, 2006, In the first month
of its existence, Lahey has taken on Karl Rove. President Bush (rather
often), environmental degradation, and even Katie Couric. And the
rest of 2006 promises to be ripe for Lahey's sharp pen, with Congressional
elections, presidential approval ratings flatlining, an ongoing
war, a feckless and corrupt Congress, and global warming all on
the front pages.
ABOUT LYLE LAHEY
Lyle Lahey is a legend
in northeastern Wisconsin. In 1976 he began serving as the editorial
cartoonist for the Green Bay News-Chronicle, where he was
also editor of the commentary pages until 1996. His cartoons had
also appeared in the News-Chronicle's predecessor, the Brown
County Chronicle, since 1968. His independent-minded cartoons
appeared every day in the paper, drawing a legion of loyal fans
and, naturally, critics. In 1997, the News-Chronicle published
The Packer Chronicles (ISBN 0965977404), a collection of
Lahey's cartoons about Green Bay's hometown football team. Lahey's
popular cartoons -- cited by many a subscriber as the reason they
read the News-Chronicle -- continued to appear daily in the
paper until the News-Chronicle closed in 2005.
Lyle Lahey lives in
the Green Bay suburb of Allouez with his wife, Carol Holt Lahey.
His Web site is at http://www.weimar.ws/lahey/
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