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Kaine’s Cig Tax
It took me the entire day to get this image uploaded. ACK! Do you know how hard it is to label something as thin as a cigarette? Instead of smoking 100′s I have Tim smoking a 1000.
Maybe I’ll get a another hate letter similiar to this ONE.
Oh, no I didn’t!
I thought about this and felt I should say something just so I’m not a lemming. I find it bizarre that the president of an association would attack a publication for lauding the work of some of that association’s membership. Time Magazine ran a top ten best editorial cartoons of the year and yeah, it really stunk and was not representative of the "best" out there. But isn’t that an opinion? It’s also the opinion of the president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and it incited him to send off an angry letter to Time Magazine. As an individual that’s fine, as a representative of basically everybody drawing editorial cartoons, it’s not fine. I don’t think you should use your position as an association’s president to attack your prejudices and pet peeves. It’s especially disturbing that he insults many who he represents. I do agree good cartoons are found in family owned newspapers, online and in alternative weeklies, but I disagree those are the only places to find good cartoons. I don’t think it should be part of the AAEC’s mission to tell publications what sort of cartoons to run. Does mandating what sort of cartoons cartoonists draw come next?
In the future when you want to tell a publication to find "clean and sober" editors, speak for yourself. I am.