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JetBlue de-planer catches cartoonists’ fancy

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Aug. 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
August 12, 2010 2:23 pm

JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater is enjoying 15 minutes of fame after deplaning in an unconventional manner – down the emergency chute with beer from the beverage cart in hand. He reportedly snapped after a confrontation with passengers, but some on the flight are saying Slater was the instigator.

Whoever’s at fault, Slater has made thousands of Facebook friends, and there’s talk of turning him into a TV reality star.

He also struck a nerve with our political cartoonists, and several of them have pegged recent work on Slater’s news-making slide, including this one by Clay Jones of the Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star. I suspect that cartoonists, who catch grief from readers on a fairly regular basis, may identify a little with Slater’s “take-this-job-and-shove-it” attitude.

To see more of the cartoons, visit our cartoon slideshow by clicking here and then on cartoons for the week of Aug. 9.

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