April 29, 2013 2 Comments
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas wants an apology from the Sacramento Bee for running a cartoon by Jack Ohman that links his touting of loose business regulations to the tragic fertilizer plant explosion that leveled blocks and killed 14. Says Perry, in a letter to the paper,
I won’t stand for someone mocking the tragic deaths of my fellow Texans and our fellow Americans.
Perry learned this trick from George W. Bush, who accused anyone who questioned his war decisions of attacking the men and women he was sending to die.
Kudos to the Bee for honoring the dead by holding Perry’s feet to the fire in an effort to prevent similar catastrophes in the future, and shame on anyone who lets politicians hide from responsibility behind the victims of their own decisions.