Give readers an alternative to Pett
Joel Pett's Nov. 28 political cartoon depicted Sarah Palin hosting Jeopardy with ridiculous categories behind her. In it she says "and now let's meet our death panelists" with a caption below, "The Palin media empire expands," a snide remark about Palin's rising popularity.
I admit I am a social conservative with strong Libertarian leanings. I don't agree with Palin on everything; however, I don't like the blatant progressive hypocrisy displayed in the cartoon. Pett is no better than the neo-cons he takes issue with.
One of the categories in the cartoon was "things I see from my house," an obvious reference to something she supposedly said as VP candidate. The problem is she never said it; Tina Fey of Saturday Night Live did.
President Barack Obama claimed to have visited 57 states on the campaign trail and not one peep from the progressive media.
In all seriousness, Pett wants you to think Palin is crazy for saying that "death panels" were in the health care bill. However, Paul Krugman, a progressive commentator and economist, a few weeks back on ABC's This Week slammed Obama's deficit commission for not being serious and said that, if they wanted to solve the problem, they would have included the "death panels" that were in the health care bill and a value-added tax on top of the income tax.
Progressives want the socialist "fairness doctrine." Fine. Then, how about a conservative or Libertarian cartoonist as a counter to Pett?
Chris Southworth, Frankfort