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Cartoonist depicts Kansas legislator as Hitler

Cartoonist Steve McBride (publisher and cartoonist of the Independence Daily Reporter) depicted a Kansas legislator as Hitler after the Republican politician supported a bill prohibiting college and university employees from using their titles to criticize politicians in the media.

Kansas City Star’s Yael T. Abouhalkahthe writes that the politician has demanded an apology, which Steve has said he will not do.

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#1 Joel Tieg
February/20/2015
@ 9:50 am

On Monday, March 14, 2011 during a committee discussion about a state plan to use gunmen in helicopters to control the feral swine population, Rep. Virgil Peck said “If shooting these immigrating feral hogs works, maybe we have found a (solution) to our illegal immigration problem.” Following the meeting, Peck told a reporter ?I was just speaking like a southeast Kansas person,? but added that he was only joking. He said most of his constituents are upset with illegal immigration and the state and federal government response.

In 2014 election, Peck was criticized for purchasing cowboy boots for himself with campaign funds?saying they were for parades, and thus legitimate campaign expenses.

(Somebody needs to update Peck’s Wikipedia page to include this cartoon and his apology demand).

Perhaps Peck should get rid of his Rep (title) before his name.
HOW TO ADDRESS U.S. OFFICIALS, BOTH CURRENT AND FORMER, AS THE HONORABLE
http://www.formsofaddress.info/Honorables.html

(My favorite heading is this one:
Can I Not Address Someone As The Honorable
If I Think They Are Not Honorable?)

#2 Jim Lavery
February/21/2015
@ 12:15 am

HAHAHAH—wow! Hitler! That was clever!! How did he come up with that one?

#3 Dave Stephens
February/23/2015
@ 12:16 am

I made a clever this morning. And then I flushed…

#4 JLG
February/24/2015
@ 1:13 pm

I’m surprised by the reactions here.

The Hitler cliche may be the stalest and most hyperbolic cliche imaginable, but authoritarian proclivities are authoritarian proclivities and need to be denounced loudly. When you have mainstream elected politicians feeling free to support bills like this, it is deadly serious.

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