"Do you hate President Bush?" readers would also frequently ask. The answer, of course, is no.Readers of my blog will remember Babin said Bush deserved to have shoes thrown at him. “Bush is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people. What should he expect?" Nice sentiments there.
I do disagree, however, with just about every decision ever made by this president. And while his administration has long since become a caricature of itself, which makes drawing editorial cartoons about the Bush gang the equivalent of harvesting low-hanging fruit, my cartoons have always been in response to their policies and their positions on the issues facing the country. In other words, it's nothing personal. Cartoons, after all, are more meaningful when they delve into the heart of issues rather than dwelling on personalities.
Not all Bee subscribers buy Babin's claim of objectivity. From a comment on the Bee's web site:
Rex, I'll believe it when I see it (your ability to come out with hard-hitting anti-Obama editorial cartoons that illustrate your differences with his administration). And if and when they occur, I hope that they're as nasty and mean-spirited as the ones you've done against Bush #2...Follow at Twitter