Having recently visited Rome, I certainly appreciate Michael Ramirez’ reference to the Sistine Chapel in his latest, er, creation.  The Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for Investors Business Daily uses the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel as a reference to the debt-ceiling debate as a way to remind us of the origin of the massive national debt that has sparked this crisis.  While Obama didn’t originate the big-government approach that has picked the pocket of America’s future, he and his contemporary cohorts have insisted on perpetuating it even through this fiscal crisis:

Perhaps Ramirez will complete the analogy by recasting Michelangelo’s other magnificent Sistine Chapel work, The Last Judgment, to show the consequences of the bankruptcy of America.

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.

I originally saw this at Power Line, which will be posting the Power Line Prize Finalists all week long.