The Daily Tar Heel

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Sunday February 28th

Friday's editorial cartoon was harsh irresponsible

TO THE EDITOR:

I am a registered Republican and I have no idea who I am going to vote for.

But it saddens me the level to which you stooped in the editorial cartoon Sept. 5.

While I think the point of the cartoon is to say that Gov. (Sarah) Palin isn't as good of a choice for vice president as originally thought that point gets lost.

The impression that lasts is that both (Sen. John) McCain and Palin are cartoonish ugly and even goofy characters. While the DTH might hold that opinion it is irresponsible to voice that opinion in a cartoon.

Also it is interesting to me that the Democrats are seen as the party of inclusion. The Democrats are seen as welcoming to all points of view and backgrounds.

And the Democrats are the party who says that physical attributes do not matter.

It is interesting to me that members of the Democratic Party who made history by having a black man and white woman run for the nomination are the same people who are quick to publish an ugly cartoon.

So much for the Democratic party being the party of inclusion.

True acceptance means living your beliefs instead of taking cheap shots for political points.

 

Adam Tucker

Senior

Public Policy Political Science


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