The Truth Hurts

Poor widdle Pewwy…Governor Good Hair got upset about this cartoon in the Sacramento Bee:

He forgot to draw the bottle of pills on the podium.

He said he was “disgusted” by the cartoon and it mocked the deaths of people in West, TX. No, dipshit, what’s disgusting is the unfettered devil-may-care attitude of you and the corporation that disregarded the safety of residents. The editor of the Sac Bee said it best:

The Bee’s editorial page editor, Stuart Leavenworth, responded Friday that the artist, Jack Ohman, “made a strong statement about Gov. Rick Perry’s disregard for worker safety, and his attempts to market Texas a place where industries can thrive with few regulations.”

“It is unfortunate that Gov. Perry, and some on the blogosphere, have attempted to interpret the cartoon as being disrespectful for the victims of this tragedy,” Leavenworth said. “As Ohman has made clear on his blog, he has complete empathy for the victims and people living by the plant.

“What he finds offensive is a governor who would gamble with the lives of families by not pushing for the strongest safety regulations. Perry’s letter is an attempt to distract people from that message.”

[SF Chron]

4 comments:

12:06 pm • Saturday • April 27, 2013

Don’t mess with Tejas, unless you’re a corp looking for someone to kiss your ass then come right on in.

1:42 pm • Saturday • April 27, 2013

The local (Texas) cartoonist’s take.
http://blog.chron.com/nickanderson/files/2013/04/and042513web.jpg

This thought runs through my head every time I hear the pressure cooker bomb being called a WMD –

http://blog.chron.com/nickanderson/files/2013/04/and0424.web_.jpg

I don’t see how Anderson is still employed in Texas

5:22 pm • Saturday • April 27, 2013
5:26 pm • Saturday • April 27, 2013

I wonder who reads the cartoons to Perry?

Family Circus is far too intellectual for him to understand, although I hear he likes to look at the pictures in Mallard Fillmore since he can pick out which are the evil leftist characters all by himself.

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