In case you don't live in Massachusetts, you should be aware that Mitt Romney is a sodding self-centered twerp who puts his Republican presidential ambitions above the lives of kids. Recently he he temporarily disbanded the Governors' Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth and tried to trash the Safe Schools program and its funding. As a former president of a Massachusetts Gay/Straight Alliance (Lowell High School, baby!) I can tell you how crucial these programs are for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth--not just for suicide prevention, but to have anything approximating a happy enjoyable (or less awful) school experience, with a minimum of fear and bullying and such. GSAs are awesome and Romney is so not. Thankfully lawmakers are moving to put these programs safely out of his reach.
Since my Bay Windows cartoon this week was so Massachusetts-centric, I decided to do an extra toon for people who don't know who the heck Mitt Romney is. Course none of you are reading this anyway since it's Memorial Day weekend, but hey, for you diehards, I have a very informative graphic:
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