Pennacchio staffer posted “racially charged” cartoon

Republican strategist Dan Gallic, who is running Joe Pennacchio’s campaign for U.S. Senate, was the subject of a Trentonian story that he posted a “racially charged version of the ant-and-the-grasshopper parable” political cartoon on a conservative website. Gallic is also the Robbinsville Economic Development Coordinator.

From the Trentonian:

In the original verson of the parable, an ant stockpiled food and fuel for winter, while a grasshopper danced away the summer, only to die in the snows that followed. Moral of the story: “Be responsible for yourself.”

In Gallic’s “modern version,” the shivering grasshopper in winter summons the media, which shows the ant at home warm and full of food. “Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green.’” Jesse Jackson demonstrates. Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry tell Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper. There’s a tax hike to make the ant pay his fair share.

“The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government,” the new blog continues. Hillary and Bill Clinton make sure the ant loses the case. The grasshopper eats the ant’s last food. The house crumbles. The ant disappears in the snow.

“The grasshopper is found dead in a drug-related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood,” the conservative version concludes. “Moral of the story: Be careful how you vote in 2008.”

Pennacchio staffer posted “racially charged” cartoon