HorseBack Salad Tackles Bush

Another political Flash cartoon criticizing George Bush’s policies has hit the web, this time taking aim at the president’s stand on global warming. Produced by Austin, Texas-based HorseBack Salad Animation, Climate Mash blends drawings with photo cut-outs of Bush and other political figures a la JibJab Media’s popular web toon, This Land is Our Land.

Recording artist Bobby "Boris" Picket, who performed the original 1962 hit song, "Monster Mash," parodies his own work with "Climate Mash," a diddy that accompanies images of Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and members of Congress guzzling oil from kegs with zombies at a fraternity party for Ice Kappa Melta.

“Global warming is a huge problem, and Congress is acting like a bunch of zombies, just sleepwalking through it,” says Picket. “President Bush is even worse. We are feeling the effects of global warming now, but even as these become more obvious, Bush just keeps fiddling while the earth heats up.”

The short was featured on CNN and has attracted the attention of a number of other media outlets, driving more than 12,000 visitors to www.climatemash.org each day. In addition to the animated short, the website offers information about the global warming issue and suggestions of ways visitors can get involved in the fight to save the environment.