Friday, July 13, 2007

Another Nappy-Headed Ho

rob tornoe, tornoe, political cartoon, Press of Atlantic City, Sonny McCullough, Jim Wheelan, Joe Biden, 2nd District New Jersey

If you haven't heard, Sonny McCullough, the acting state senator in the 2nd district that took over Bill Gormely's empty seat, told an off-color joke to PoliticNJ's Max Pizarro during an interview in Atlantic County last week.

As reported by the Press of Atlantic City this morning:

"Max Pizarro of, told The Press of Atlantic City that he and McCullough were outside a Chinese restaurant earlier this week when the senator broke into a story about how he ran into an Asian couple at the mall whom he had married a year earlier as Egg Harbor Township mayor. As Pizarro relayed the joke, the couple pushed a stroller carrying a black baby, McCullough asked the baby's name and the mother replied, 'Sum Ting Wong'"

To me, the joke isn't terrible, and I think the democrats, in full campaign mode, are of course overreacting. That doesn't mean that McCullough is an idiot for saying it. He was already facing a tough fight against the former mayor of Atlantic City, Jim Wheelan. We'll have to see if this becomes his "Macaca" moment.

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UPDATE: Those of you that logged on this morning might have noticed that I originally drew this cartoon with Joe Biden offering McCullough the shoehorn. I talked to my editor, and we decided that it might be funnier to New Jersey readers if we changed Biden to Imus, fresh from his Rutgers "Nappy-Headed ho" incident. It is now changed, in my opinion for the better (I love having awesome editors), but the original version can be seen below:


Trina said...

Oh, please. That joke has been around forever. True, he was a dumbass to tell it, but there are more important issues out there.

NJSoHo said...

I agree. Yaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwnnnnn!

Miss New Jersey, Sonny McCullough, Paris Hilton. My brains are dripping out of my ears!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the Imus one is much better. It must be nice to have good editors that actually IMPROVE your work.

TomsRiverBoater said...

Just found out about this blog, and wanted to say I dig your cartoons at PoliticsNJ. There are some real assholes there, I don't know how you put up with it.

Anyway, keep up the good work.

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