Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Q Toon: Manning the Battlements

I'm still kind of ticked that I had this week's cartoon all drawn, scanned, and sent to my editors, and then Jason Collins announces he's gay. The story was all over the internet; it led the CBS Nightly News and CBS This Morning; and even President Obama had something to say about it.

And family obligations will be keeping me away from my drawing board for another week.

Paul Berge
Q Syndicate
‡May 1, 2013
So anyway, the San Francisco Pride Board -- or somebody on it -- announced that Pfc. Bradley Manning would be one of the 40 or 50 parade marshals this year. Manning, you may recall, is the gay soldier currently in Leavenworth, on trial accused of leaking sensitive military documents regarding the Iraq War to Wikileaks.

Gay service organizations and others hit the roof over such an honor being given to an accused traitor to his country and his fellow service men and women. The Pride Board quickly caved. Board president Lisa Williams blamed the announcement on an unnamed staff member.
"It was a mistake," Williams said in the statement, "and should never have been allowed to happen."
Now it's the antiwar liberals' turn to be upset, and, it being San Francisco, they are.

The thing is, the probable reason that San Francisco Pride has so many damn Grand Marshals is to keep everybody happy.

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