Sean Delonas, the Post‘s Page Six cartoonist who delights in flagrantly offensive and execrable witticisms, couldn’t resist: He chose today to roll out one of his all-time favorites, his 2001 mayoral primary cartoon in which a wafer-thin Ferrer kisses the derriere of a hugely inflated Al Sharpton. That was the cartoon, of course, which ignited a bitter racial flare-up in the 2001 Democratic mayoral runoff after it was reprinted and passed around mostly white South Brooklyn by anti-Ferrer supporters of Mark Green.
Delonas re-did his original, this time making Sharpton, who finally endorsed Ferrer on Sunday, even more grotesquely rotund. Since oddsmakers are predicting Ferrer could once again face a runoff against another white, Jewish opponent, this time Congressman Anthony Weiner, the new cartoon seems almost like a dare to anti-Ferrer Democrats to do it again.
What does Weiner, who just yesterday insisted he would wage a clean fight, have to say about it?
“Congressman Weiner believes there is no place in this city for racial divisiveness,” said the candidate’s spokesman, Anson Kaye.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 13, 2005