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It seems the dude's deal is:

1. Look at the most bizarre news story on the front page.
2. Tie it somehow to the stimulus package.
3. Congratulate yourself on your cutting-edge humor.

This is not to say that the chimp cartoon does not stir up racial flames, because it clearly does. It is, rather, to say that the cartoonist is a pedestrian right-wing hack who's so engrossed with his one trick that he stumbled into a hornet's nest. I think he saw the chimp story, then decided to write the above cartoon without first thinking, hey, the stimulus bill was first proposed by a black guy, I wonder if maybe I shouldn't say that an ape wrote it. I don't agree with Rev. Sharpton that the cartoon is racist in intent, but it has unarguably (and sensibly) been received as racist, and for that the paper should apologize.
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