The Star has reached bottom with the Glenn McCoy cartoon that depicts the Obama cabinet with Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, William Ayers, and even Karl Marx as key advisers (10/23, Opinion). Does this really meet your standards in selecting which editorial cartoons to appear in your newspaper?
It feeds the continuing misperception that Barack Obama has been seriously influenced by these individuals and further stokes the paranoia that he is a flaming radical.
If The Star is trying to balance its endorsement of Obama with a responsible conservative viewpoint, this is not the way to do it.
I found Glenn McCoy’s 10/23 cartoon very offensive. I am disturbed that The Star chooses to publish such erratic and misleading material to further stir the pot of the radicals.
Do we have a country so divided that we pit American against American as a political strategy? We have a person running for vice president who insists that some parts of the country are more “American” than others, who says she is one of us while wearing a $150,000 wardrobe and who travels with her children on other people’s dime.
Some leaders of the Republican Party, such as David Brooks, Peggy Noonan, George Will and Colin Powell, have all said Sarah Palin is not qualified, and this speaks to McCain’s judgment. They also have criticized the negative tone of McCain’s campaign.
I do not expect Republicans to love Barack Obama, just to climb out of the gutter and show a little respect. We are all in this together.