A number of letters to the editor have criticized Rob Rogers for his seemingly hateful drawings condemning conservatives. The simplistic Sept. 10 cartoon attacking Republicans is a perfect example. It depicts a Republican addressing a small child holding a sign, "Please don't cut my food stamps." The GOP character says, "Sorry kid, I protected you as a fetus and I'll protect you when you get rich ... but in between you're on your own!"
However, I part company with Mr. Rogers' critics who want the PG to drop him. Mr. Rogers' job is to irritate me and other conservatives. A cartoonist is supposed to make people think and get angry. The problem with his often venomous attacks is that some people think he truly believes his sketches reflect reality. No one so negative could be happy or live a confident life or succeed in any way.
Mr. Rogers is not to be despised even if his personality is so dark. He is to be pitied.
Keep Mr. Rogers' rants coming. I, for one, would miss him if he left!
PAUL E. FRANCIS