Wednesday, July 23, 2008

John McCain Op-ED Rejected by The New York Times

We know that John McCain had an Op-ED rejected by the New York Times. What is not more commonly known is that John McCain also had several political cartoons rejected by the OP-ED editorial board at the New York Times. Zencomix was able to obtain copies of the cartoons in question. Here's McCain's first submission.


New York Times op-ed editor David Shipley wrote in an email to McCain's staff, "It would be terrific to have a cartoon from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece." But, he continued, "I'm not going to be able to accept this cartoon as currently drawn."


Apparently, he didn't like the fact that the cartoon was drawn on the back of a cardboard box for a can of sardines.He possibly was doing McCain a huge favor by not letting McCain's connection to a Moroccan Sardine Cartel be a part of the public discourse on the Presidential election. McCain went "back to the drawing board" and submitted this cartoon.


This cartoon was also rejected. McCain remained steadfast in his use of sardine boxes, although he did change brands for the new cartoon.


I caught up with John McCain on the campaign trail in the parking lot of a Mister Donut in Braintree, Massachusetts. I asked for his reaction to the NY Times rejecting his OP-ED cartoons.

"Damn caviar eating Liberal Elitist Media, doesn't like a good, honest can of sardines!"

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