Patterico's Pontifications

7/22/2003

CARTOON LEADS TO SECRET SERVICE

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:52 am

CARTOON LEADS TO SECRET SERVICE INQUIRY: A cartoon in the Los Angeles Dog Trainer, which depicted President Bush being assassinated by a guy whose jacket reads “Politics,” prompted an inquiry by the Secret Service. The cartoon is drawn to resemble the famous picture of the gun-to-the-head assassination from the Vietnam War. It was drawn by conservative cartoonist Michael Ramirez, who said he intended to support Bush in the cartoon: “President Bush is the target, metaphorically speaking, of a political assassination because of 16 words that he uttered in the State of the Union.”

My favorite line in the article is the last one: “Times spokesman David Garcia said Ramirez’s cartoons reflect the opinion of the cartoonist, not that of the newspaper.”

That is my candidate for Understatement of the Year.


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