Now the NAACP want the editorial cartoonist for the New York Post fired because somehow they have decided that a cartoon referencing a chimpanzee actually is referring to Pr. Obama, and that makes it racist, threatening and generally bad. It looks to me like a big stretch, but hey, they went for it. So, to be courageous, as the Attorney General has asked us to be, let’s talk about this.
For eight years, Pr. Bush has been called Chimpy McHitler. He’s the open subject of websites like BushorChimp, ChimpBushGotHumped, and this from the Huffington Post. Not subtle, not innuendo, an open insult to the President of the United States.
The 1st Amendment, the same one that makes it safe for all us to speak out on political issues, makes this sort of commentary legal. I am in favor of it. For all of us, in all directions. I think no politician should be immune from insult and satire.
I am willing to agree that dissent is the highest form of patriotism. I consider it every patriot’s duty to follow the example of the fine people I have linked to in the previous paragraph. In fact, if we were going to be truly race neutral, the sites I linked to would add new pages, with comparison pictures of all the Presidents.
Why just chimps? I think TeddyRooseveltIsAWalrus.com would be a fun little project. Or LyndonJohnsonIsAHounddog.com. Why just Presidents? Let’s just insult all the politicians by comparing them to animals.
Maybe Bush isn’t the only chimp. There seem to be quite a few in Congress
–Phillip Slater, in the Huffington Post, Sept 7, 2007