The enemy of my enemies is my enemy..wait…I mean…
Things have gotten so bad that the Administration is now getting after its own defenders:
The Secret Service is studying a pro-Bush cartoon in the Los Angeles Times, showing the president with a gun to his head, as a possible threat, U.S. officials said on Monday.
Cartoonist Michael Ramirez said the drawing, which ran in Sunday’s paper, was only meant to call attention to the unjust “political assassination” of Bush over his Iraq policy.
In a statement issued through the newspaper, Ramirez said that he used the image because it represented to him the “political assassination” of Bush.
“President Bush is the target, metaphorically speaking, of a political assassination because of 16 words that he uttered in the State of the Union,” he said, referring to the controversy over Bush’s accusation that Iraq was trying to buy uranium in Africa.
Unfortunately for Ramirez members of the Secret Service don’t deal much in metaphors.
As a big fan of good editorial cartooning I’d have to say that the central metaphor of the cartoon was stretched pretty thin to start with. No Pulitzer for you this year, MIke.