Give Trump a chance

Editorial cartoon on Donald Trump being named Time's Person of the Year was totally inappropriate

Currently I receive four daily newspapers and this represents the first time that I wanted to express my point of view regarding editorial content.

I felt the editorial cartoon was totally inappropriate. There was no question that neither presidential candidate was acceptable, as many in the U.S. felt with a population of 335 million is this the best there is? As it turned out it is what it is.

My whole point of this note is I felt the cartoon was mean spirited. If the press wants to publish zingers about politicians, that goes with the territory.  Just don’t make it nasty.

My suggestion for your cartoon would have been to substitute Bashar Assad of Syria for Trump.  Now there is a guy deserving to be raked over the coals. Let’s see how Trump fares during the next 18 months, but thank goodness there is a check and balance in the U.S. system.

Jack McGinty

 

Saanich

 

 

Just Posted

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Colwood square dancing open house to welcome in new dancers

“It’s therapy,” said long-time square dancer Linda Townsend

Green candidate expects a tight race in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

David Merner says Green Party would act as “strong moral conscience” in a minority Parliament

Christian bookstore’s Victoria location marks 80 years in business

The store opened on corner of Douglas Street, View Street in 1939

Tour Government House and other homes, enjoy art along the way

The Art Gallery’s 66th annual House Tour features artists at work, artistic floral displays

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

B.C. police watchdog to investigate man’s head injury during RCMP arrest

Suspect fled on a bicycle and fell off when an officer attempted to stop him

Nanaimo company gets licence to test psychedelic drugs for therapy treatment

Salvation Botanicals interested in manufacturing, testing and research and development

Most Read