This cartoon showed up in today's Hamilton Spectator after a bit a tussle with the Ed Page Editor.
Here's a closer look.
The EPE's issue was the term "Bite me" scrawled on the missile as President Bush's response to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's 18 page letter. Alternative phrases were suggested like "suck a lemon", "stuff it", and "kiss my @$$*!?", but nothing quite worked more than the borderline socially acceptable term "bite me". Plus there's the whole innuendo of the message perched upon the tip of a giant phallic symbol.
So yeah, it was edgy, bordering on vulgar, and the boss decided to send it to the printers risking the wrath of irate readers the following day.
But incredibly, nobody complained.
Posted at 10:01 am by Graeme_MacKay