I took offense at Molton’s latest cartoon [Sept. 5 Xpress], depicting the farmer and his wife—concerned by the current drought—as the most idiotic, unhealthy, ignorant-looking people around.
I know many farmers, including my in-laws, as hard-working, healthy, trying hard to keep their farms going. I am not sure why people seem to think of farmers in this [cartoon’s] manner. In the event of a catastrophe, these are the people you will want as friends. Be good to them. They are the people who feed us.
— Bill Cheek