Saturday, March 5, 2011

Editorial cartoonists: keeping the legacy of Thomas Nast alive

Which is worse? Mike Huckabee lying about President Obama's upbringing? Or Mike Huckabee not having a clue what he's talking about? Although Obama was born in Hawaii and spent four years in Indonesia as a child, Huckabee said in a recent radio interview that Obama's outlook was shaped by "growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather." On another radio program, Huckabee added, in a pathetic display of xenophobia and religious intolerance: “Most of us grew up going to Boy Scout meetings and, you know, our communities were filled with Rotary Clubs, not madrassas." Although I never cared for Huckabee's politics, I always had the impression he was an honorable guy. I can be so naive sometimes.

by Jeff Danziger


  1. Showing his new found righteous indignation, he initially berated Natalie Portman for being preggers out of wedlock (though she could surely afford the cost of raising a child) while having been quite silent on Young Ms Bristol, parlaying her pregnancy by an unemployed high school drop out into her own version of celebrity.

  2. Double standard, thy name is Huckabee.