The misinterpretation by some readers of today's cartoon on Immigration Reform took me by surprise. For the record, I intended to make the statement that the path was uphill, not that it was a lefthand turn.
It took me awhile to be able to see the path as a lefthand turn because of the bird's eye angle I drew from. It still reads true for me as uphill, but a trusted friend here at the paper also misunderstood, so I plead guilty to Insufficient Clarity.
To answer one commenter, I originally sketched the cartoon from a side angle (sorry, the rough went into the trash) which would have made the point more clearly. It was just such a boring drawing I couldn't bring myself to execute it. I thought the more dynamic angle improved the drawing, but I didn't see the misinterpretation coming.
My buddy Bruce said that a lefthand turn also made sense, in that it is Bush's most moderate stance on an issue in years. Apparently we have layers of meaning here, people.