Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Obama needs an Orthopedist. Suggestions?

Crossposted from Left Toon Lane, Bilerico Project & My Left Wing

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My wife, an African American, was watching the delegates roll in for Barack Obama and she asked "can this really be happening, can this be for real? I guess so - typically Blacks struggle for everything." And struggle Barack did. He battled bullshit from all corners, including his own party. Even the candidate who now wants to be the VP accused him of being unfit to be Commander In Chief. Hillary Clinton deployed what is now called the "Kitchen Sink Strategy" and she deployed it constantly throughout the campaign. It may still be being deployed behind the scenes.

Now he is battling the racist beliefs of Hillary's supporters like Harriet Christian (fitting name), "the Democrats are throwing the election away. And for what, an inadequate black male?"

Or how about the Hillary supporter from West Virginia who claimed she had had enough of "Hussein."

Personally I think Hillary not only threw every kitchen sink she could find at Obama, but she started heaving toilets (heavily soiled, unflushable, fully loaded, public toilets) at Obama and never let up.

And still Obama won the nomination.

But it ain't over yet. I am sure besides the kitchen sinks and clogged toilets, Hillary is also fully stocked with more goal posts.

I hope Obama knows a good orthopedist. He still has some field goals to kick.

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR TCD FANS: The San Francisco Chronicle is pondering the addition of new cartoons for their paper - a process that seems to be initiated by Darren Bell, creator of Candorville (one of my daily reads - highly recommended). You can read the Chronicle article here and please add your thoughts to the comments if you wish. If anything, put in a good word for Darren and Candorville.

I am submitting Town Called Dobson to the paper for their consideration. They seem to have given great weight to receiving 200 messages considering Candorville. I am asking TCD fans to try to surpass that amount. (I get more than that many hate mails a day, surely fans can do better?)

This is not a race between Darren and I, it is a hope that more progressive strips can be represented in the printed press of America.

So if you read the San Francisco Chronicle or live in the Bay Area (Google Analytics tell me there are a lot of you), please send your kind comments (or naked, straining outrage) to David Wiegand at his published addresses below. If you are a subscriber, cut out your mailing label and staple it to a TCD strip and include it in your letter.


David Wiegand
Executive Datebook Editor
The San Francisco Chronicle
901 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103


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