More on the Secret Service "Studying" a Cartoon
(see original post for background info)
Jeff Danziger has a good cartoon on the investigation (although in his cartoon it's Homeland Security and not the Secret Service).
And the incident made reader Brenda Ann recall an incident from her high school years:
I had a very similar thing happen to me in high school. It was the early 70's, and bomb threats were the 'in' thing (think SDS, Black Panthers, etc.). Our H.S. principal was a really boring type who made long, rambling, monotonous announcements each morning on the P.A. I hit upon the idea of a political cartoon combining the two situations. It went something like this:
1st. panel showed the outline of the school, and the morning bell ringing.
2nd. panel showed the principal on the P.A. "blah blah blah"
3rd. panel showed the school blowing up.
Last panel showed a P.A. speaker hanging by it's wires from a post jutting out of the rubble.. "Oh, yes... by the way, we've had a bomb threat..."
I was really kinda proud of it, even though I'm no kind of artist, and the drawings themselves were very crude.
The cartoon got passed up to the teacher, who then took it to the principal... before the period was over, the local cops had me in the office, and the F.B.I. was called. I was accused of making a bomb threat!! Everything eventually got ironed out, but just imagine that same thing in today's political climate!
Yes, just imagine...