Artist Daryl Cagle reports that he is getting a stronger response to this cartoon from newspaper editors than he can ever remember getting, with conservatives writing in disgust (saying he was “over the line” by drawing Palin’s daughter Bristol) and liberals cheering him on. In his defense, Cagle says that the cartoon is not about the daughter, it is about Palin’s opposition to birth control and sex education in schools.
What I personally find ironic is that it was Sarah Palin herself her announced that her daughter was pregnant. She did this to dispel speculation that her son Trig was actually Bristol’s son. Wouldn’t it have been much simpler to just produce some medical documentation that Trig is indeed her son? If Palin really feels that her daughter’s pregnancy is a personal matter, why did she drag her daughter into the conversation? She should have said “it’s none of your damn business” from day one.