A couple of questions for Cruz-kids-as-monkeys cartoonist Ann Telnaes

Hi Ann,

I saw your tweet in which you proclaimed, “Ted Cruz has put his children in a political ad- don't start screaming when editorial cartoonists draw them as well,” and I have a couple of of questions because Hillary Clinton put a picture of herself, her husband Bill, and their granddaughter, in a big political ad on her website.

So my questions for you are: doesn't this mean the grandkid is fair game for cartooning? So what animal would you use? If Hispanic kids are monkeys, and Hillary is pandering to Hispanics, what is appropriate here?

Oh. Keep in mind the other grandparents are Jewish. So many rich opportunities for ethnic slurring. What does a Pulitzer Prize winner do?

Just wondering….

Thomas Lifson

Hi Ann,

I saw your tweet in which you proclaimed, “Ted Cruz has put his children in a political ad- don't start screaming when editorial cartoonists draw them as well,” and I have a couple of of questions because Hillary Clinton put a picture of herself, her husband Bill, and their granddaughter, in a big political ad on her website.

So my questions for you are: doesn't this mean the grandkid is fair game for cartooning? So what animal would you use? If Hispanic kids are monkeys, and Hillary is pandering to Hispanics, what is appropriate here?

Oh. Keep in mind the other grandparents are Jewish. So many rich opportunities for ethnic slurring. What does a Pulitzer Prize winner do?

Just wondering….

Thomas Lifson