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

2 comments:

  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.

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  2. Double standard, thy name is Huckabee.

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