Poor Joel Pett. In November, he drew a cartoon critical of Gov. Matt Bevin for not wanting Syrian refugees in Kentucky and had the poor judgment to use Bevin’s black Ethiopian-born children in the cartoon. Unfortunately, the editorial-page editor and publisher, both of whom are black, had the equally bad judgment to publish Pett’s cartoon. Shame on all of them.
Pett, revisiting the cartoon and refugee issue in an Aug. 20 commentary, said he got some pushback from “right-wing hate goons, needing only a prompt from squawk-radio hosts, etc.” Good. He earned the grief.
Pett is a prodigious producer of cartoons, all of which are left-leaning and anti-Republican. We readers understand that. Pett is who he is.
As to Donald Trump, who was thrust into the issue by Pett, he is the Republican candidate for president, and I will vote for him in spite of his penchant for sticking his foot in his mouth. I am voting for Trump because I believe there are dozens of governmental paradigms that need to be broken, and Trump will have at them.
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Conversely, Hillary Clinton has a history of dubious dealings that make her one of the most corrupt and rotten-to-the-core candidates to ever run for the presidency. Pett and the Herald-Leader’s leadership should be ashamed to support her.