I’m admittedly a big Glenn McCoy fan, so I read Richard Yesley’s recent letter with a jaundiced eye. At first blush I thought the “Sanders versus Saunders” transgression that Yesley pointed out could be simply covered under the “everyone makes mistakes” category.
I pulled the reference cartoon up from the bnd.com archives. I was unable to locate the “Saunders” version there only one with “Sanders” was found. I then dug my old newsprint version out of the garage. Sure enough “Saunders” was there in black and white. Did McCoy take the time to pull the original and insert a corrected copy online? Conspiracy.
Apparently, Yesley is not much of a baseball fan. Spelling aside, in my estimation, the cartoon was highlighting that the Dems’ ace starting pitcher (Hillary Clinton) could be losing her stuff and the party might soon have to go to their bullpen for relief.
In my mind, McCoy’s poking was pointed more on Clinton than any of the Democratic candidates waiting in the wings (or bullpen). I didn’t get the “publicly and viciously smear each of the three is obvious” that Yesley pointed out nor could I appreciate all the anti-McCoy rancor that followed.
Yesley’s recommended punishment sure doesn’t fit the crime.
A cartoon, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. If one of McCoy’s future political offerings is not to Yesley’s liking then I suggest that he just turn the page.