Thursday, June 5, 2008

Who isn't fired up?

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

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Everyone I know is fired up about Barack Obama and the highly improbable success of a black man named Hussein winning the Democratic primary.

Not only will he be the first black US President, but he will be the first elected leader in the history of Western Civilization that comes from African roots.

Do you know people who have been politically inactive who are now "fired up?" Maybe know some folks who only watched game shows and are now Tivoing C-SPAN?

Share those stories. Cause God knows, my cat was fired up over something, I am guessing it was Barack Obama. Could be wrong though...

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