Robert Ariail, syndicated political cartoonist, expertly referenced the famous photograph “Tank Man” by Jeff Widener that depicts an unknown protester standing in front of military tanks in Tiananmen Square in China in 1989.

In Ariail’s drawing, it’s instead former South Carolina Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum that stands in the way of a truck with the words “TOXIC PRODUCTS – MADE IN CHINA” printed on the side. Next to a briefcase emblazoned with the Palmetto State’s flag, Tenenbaum can be seen holding what appears to be her speech in her hand.

Photo Courtesy: Robert Ariail, Columbia Star newspaper and the text from