Nobody is more dismayed about this turn of events than I am. Along with the rest of my colleagues in the editorial cartooning business, I was fervently hoping⎯no, praying⎯that Ms. Palin would conclude that the only way to save America from its socialistic death spiral was for her to offer herself up in patriotic service to the nation and constitution she holds so dear.
Little did I realize that Ms. Palin’s brand of demonstrating her allegiance is of the more mundane kind, that being the amassing of as many images of Benjamin Franklin and other famous dead presidents as she can.
To her credit, she did apologize to her perfervid cadre of followers for not running. I’m still waiting, however, for her apology to me. If my suspicions are correct, I’m stuck having to draw Republican Candidate⎯and possibly future President⎯Willard M. Romney for the next five, maybe even nine, years.
I hope you enjoy your speaking fees, Fox News paychecks, book royalties, clothing line licensing residuals, exercise video receipts and whatever other business enterprises you choose to cultivate, Sarah. You certainly ruined my day, you betcha.