Cartoon portrayed Bush as a dolt


I was very dismayed to open the Tribune Chronicle Friday, May 3, 2013, and see a nationally syndicated cartoon depicting former president George W. Bush sitting at his desk in his new library with empty book shelves on both sides save for one book titled ”My Pet Goat,” which was the book he was reading to school children in Florida when informed of the attacks on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

It was an obvious ploy to characterize Bush as a dolt.

It was in poor taste by the cartoonist and I, along with many others, was very disappointed that the Tribune Chronicle did not see fit to pull it from publication.

In case some of your readers are not aware, George W. Bush has a bachelor’s degree from Yale, an MBA from Harvard and also earned his ”wings,” which licensed him to fly U.S. military jets. How many of us can say that? I venture to say very, very few if any.

A dolt he is not.

He also was the first governor in the history of Texas to win two consecutive four-year terms winning his second term with 69 percent of the vote.

Let’s all hope the Tribune screens their cartoons a little more closely in the future.

Robert W. Balson