July 17, 2008

Obama was for political cartoons before he was against them

The Messiah in 2005:

But what I love about political cartoonists - at least, what Iíll love about them until I open up the paper and see a drawing of my big ears accompanied by something that came out of my big mouth - is that they cut through the conventional wisdom and just tell it like it is. People like Herblock and Tony Auth and others can jolt us awake from our political cynicism with a few ingenious images and a clever phrase that can often speak more truth than a thousand words. And this is the kind of wake-up call our politics needs today more than ever.

The Messiah in 2008:

I do think that, you know, in attempting to satirize something, they probably fueled some misconceptions about me instead. But, you know, that was their editorial judgment. And as I said, ultimately, itís a cartoon, itís not where the American people are spending a lot of their time thinking about.

You know, there are wonderful Muslim Americans all across the country who are doing wonderful things. And for this to be used as sort of an insult, or to raise suspicions about me, I think is unfortunate. And itís not what Americaís all about. (Source.)

My emphasis. Par for the course for The Messiah, folks.

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Well, he did say until he shows up in one, so for once he has an out.

Posted by: ShadowWing Tronix at July 18, 2008 05:17 PM