You've likely read the story about the crazed chimp that went ape and critically mauled a woman in Stamford, CT (where such creatures are considered house pets). Police had to shoot and killthepoor simian. This morning, in an eye-popping interpretation of the event, a New York Post cartoonist has depicted the shooting--two white cops with smoking guns looking at a dead chimp--as a shot at President Obama and the stimulus package. In the caption, one cop says to the other: "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill." People here in Brooklyn were buzzing about it this ayem, and The Huffington Post has coverage here. I love tabloids, but this boggles the mind.
David Gibson is the director of Fordham’s Center on Religion & Culture.