Las May’s cartoon in today’s Gleaner turns the Prime Minister into a raving lunatic. With murderous intent, the ‘Driva’ deliberately sets out to knock down Samuda and Lightbourne. This cartoon is even worse than the one in which the PM kicks Miss Dor out of his cabinet. At least she has a chance of surviving the boot to the butt. Hit at close range, the duo are dead meat.
Considering the everyday carnage on Jamaica’s roads, it’s really not funny that Las May would portray the Prime Minister as a demented driver. Fun is fun and joke is joke. But this cart00n is no joke. It’s obscene. How can you turn road rage into a laughing matter?
The real problem isn’t Las May’s twisted sense of humour. It’s the judgment of the Gleaner editors. Surely, Mr. Garfield Grandison, the man at the top, must take responsibility for what passes as ‘humour’ in the editorial cartoon! If he doesn’t, he’s no saner than Las May’s ‘Driva’.