This label-infested “political” cartoon should be expository enough with all the unsubtle branding of every representational aspect of this metaphorical use of the recent sewage spill on the local river.

If, however, one is not familiar with local news, I will just add that it is addressing the very recent lawsuit the city filed against the state over the water merger bill, in addition to the other state legislative initiatives that are seemingly targeted against the city of Asheville.

The excretory nature* of the metaphor was unavoidable, as it was both relevant to actual events, and part of the joke. Same goes for the use of a well-known, but NSFW axiom. Apologies in advance to all who will be offended by both.


* (If the brown is TMI for you, please use this black and white version instead:)