Bizarro is brought to you today by my New Year's Eve Hangover.
As is my custom, here is last week's cartoon, so even though it is New Year's Day, you are looking at the Xmas Day cartoon.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I got a lot of angry mail about this one. Most people who complained were obviously Palin supporters and were tired of the never-ending attacks against her. They also saw this as a political cartoon, which I guess I can understand.
In truth, I intended this cartoon to be about the reaction of Santa's reindeer to Palin being an avid hunter and killer of all things not human, and nothing to do with politics at all. I can understand the confusion, most people don't ever consider an animal's point of view toward hunting and Palin is a highly controversial political character, so it is no surprise that that is where many (if not most) reader's minds went immediately.
Many readers complained that I was encouraging violence and vandalism against a public official. True, I'm no fan of Sarah Palin's and believe that her becoming VP would have been a monumental catastrophe from which the country might never have recovered, but I would never condone or encourage violence against her or her property. Given what Miss Wasilla (and her hillbilly clan) would do to these reindeer, however, I think a little spray paint and toilet paper is actually pretty restrained.
To spell it out: THE AUTHOR OF THIS BLOG DOES NOT CONDONE VIOLENCE OR VANDALISM AGAINST ANY MEMBER OF ANY SPECIES. THE ABOVE CARTOON IS A DRAWING, NO ACTUAL REINDEER WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF IT, NOR PROPERTY DAMAGED, NOR GOVERNORS OR BEAUTY QUEENS THREATENED.
Return to your homes and businesses, there is nothing to see here.