Okla. Politician Mails Harsh Comic to Voters
Here’s some bizarre comics news for you: an Oklahoma County commissioner is trying to keep his office amid allegations of financial wrongdoing, and his latest effort is to mail out a comic book to voters.
That comic book, according to this article in the Oklahoman newspaper, alleges that Commissioner Brent Rinehart is being pushed out of office by good ol’ boys, homosexuals and the ruler of hell.
The 16-page comic book makes fun of homosexuals and criticizes Rinehart’s political opponents. It features a man and woman admiring Rinehart’s often-controversial political career.
Other prominent characters are an angel, who supports Rinehart, and Satan, who supports Rinehart’s critics.
"It’s more or less a story of my experiences of the last four years of being the county commissioner of District 2,” Rinehart said.
Interesting stuff, sure, but the real kicker is this brilliant quote:
"This is one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen,” said Keith Gaddie, a political science professor at the University of Oklahoma. "I’ve never seen a comic book with the phrase ‘anal sodomy’ in it before. That was a new one for me.”
The newspaper didn’t offer any images of the comic, so I have nothing to post. Anyone out there who finds a copy and sends it to me (van [dot] jensen [at] comicmix [dot] com) will be my best friend for life.