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Priggee’s Tea Party ‘Toon Goes Viral

Former SR cartoonist Milt Priggee has lit up cyberspace with a cartoon that portrays the Tea Party as a bunch of angry bigots holding signs that spouted their favorite causes. Daryl Cagle, who has a Web site devoted to the nation's political cartoonists, tweeted: "Tough cartoon about the racial bigotry that seems apparent in the Tea Party." Bryan Myrick of the conservative blog Unequal Time isn't as generous: "Seeing the key phrases 'racial bigotry,' 'apparent,' and 'tea Party,' I took the bait, clicked and found myself looking at a cartoon by Milt Priggee posted on Cagle’s blog that caused my jaw to hit the keyboard." More here. You can see why the Priggee 'toon is causing so much commotion by clicking here (warning: nasty racial epithet ahead).

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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