My boss got the heebee jeebies over the weekend by imagining the wrath he might've faced after letting the above cartoon run for all to see on Monday morning.
It's the first time I've been called in on a Sunday to kill one of my local cartoons only to see it replaced with a generic freelance federal cartoon.
It's funny how it's always the local cartoons that raise the most red flags in the minds of my editors. I've always thought local cartoons are what newspapers prefer to run rather than the syndicated stuff which really don't provoke much reaction from readers.
The above cartoon would rattle some people for sure. But for the vast majority of readers who have watched numerous blunders and acts of stupidity carried out by City Hall staff over the past couple of months the cartoon simply illustrates what has been going on.
No, absenteeism hasn't been the issue, but a lack of urgency and unprofessionalism is at the source of what's so srewy in Hamilton's City Hall.