First, here is the despicable cartoon
Now here is Governor Perrys response
On Friday, TheBlaze brought to your attention a “shocking” cartoon in the Sacramento Bee that politicized the recent Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 and injured many more.
The drawing depicts Texas Governor Rick Perry saying “Business is booming in Texas!” in front of a sign saying “Low Tax!” and “Low Regs!”. To the right is a presumed depiction of the explosion, a flag reading “Low Regs” flying out of the chaos.
In a letter to the Bee’s editor, Perry said it “was with extreme disgust and disappointment I viewed your recent cartoon.”
“While I will always welcome healthy policy debate, I won’t stand for someone mocking the tragic deaths of my fellow Texans and our fellow Americans,” Perry wrote. “Additionally, publishing this on the very day our state and nation paused to honor and mourn those who died only compounds the pain and suffering of the many Texans who lost family and friends in this disaster.”
But the Bee’s editorial page editor, Stuart Leavenworth, stands by the decision of the artist, Jack Ohman. He said the cartoonist “made a strong statement about Gov. Rick Perry’s disregard for worker safety, and his attempts to market Texas a place where industries can thrive with few regulations.”
Oh of course, BIG government could have prevented this tragedy. Big government is always the answer isn’t it?