Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he's disgusted with a Sacramento Bee cartoon
that depicts him boasting about business booming in his state and then shows an explosion, and says he wants an apology from the newspaper on behalf of a town where 14 people died in a fertilizer plant blast last week.
The cartoon in Thursday's edition
shows Perry crowing that "Business is Booming," flanked by signs saying "Low Tax!" "`Low Regs!," a play on the Republican's often-repeated mantra that his state's low-regulation, business-friendly climate has its economy humming.
The next panel reads "Boom!" as a blast engulfs the area behind the governor and his signs.
An April 17 explosion in the town of West, Texas, outside Waco, killed 17 people, left a crater more than 90 feet wide and is estimated to have caused more than $100 million in damage. The blast occurred moments after a fire was reported at the West Fertilizer plant. Ten of those killed were first responders who rushed to the nighttime blaze.
More at http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/Perry-Disgusted-by-Cartoon-Depicting-Explosion-204934991.html .