I wish to come to your defense regarding a letter labeled, "Cartoons Divisive." While I understand the writer's ire, it is evident that she does not realize that public figures, be they politicians or celebrities, have always been fair game for editorial cartoonists. In the case of your own selection of political cartoons, let me say that you have brought to the surface subjects which the main media outlets have either ignored or deliberately buried.
The caricatures themselves, while not flattering in appearance, are by no means degrading to any elected official from the top down. Politicians should, and usually do, have thick skins. If not, then they're in the wrong profession. This is all part of the game, and we all know what one should get out of if one can't stand the heat. By the way, if it's a matter of disrespect for our elected officials, I trust the writer showed just as much indignation over the numerous G. W. Bush cartoons. I just don't recall reading her protests in your paper. Lighten up, folks. Life's too short.
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