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Cartoon crossed taste line

It is a great blessing that we live in a country where the political opposition is free to express itself. No knocks on the door at midnight by the police if something published hassles a seated representative. But there is a time when something is so outrageous that good taste alone should call in the censors.

Michael Ramirez is easily my least favorite political cartoonist. I am thankful that he has the right to publish his opinions. And I am equally thankful that I have the right to ignore them.

But there is a limit. His cartoon in the April 1 Spokesman is outrageous. It should be totally offensive to everybody, regardless of their political stripe. This is one where the editors should have said enough is enough and trashed it.

Keith Gehr

Spokane



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