Friday, March 16, 2012

Statehood for Puerto Rico

The other day, Rick Santorum told an interviewer for Puerto Rico's El Vocero that their commonwealth would be welcome as the 51st state -- as long as they made English their official language. He later tried to backtrack the remark by claiming that he was just stating what's in federal law -- except that, despite Republicans' best efforts, it isn't federal law. At least not yet. And English -- along with Spanish -- is already an official language on the island.

This reminded me of a cartoon I drew back in 1998 when the topic of Puerto Rican statehood conditional upon their forsaking their native tongue came up. Now, a lot of cartoonists would have simply redrawn the old idea with Rick Santorum in it.

But I'm even lazier. I'm just posting the old cartoon.

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