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It’s one of the funniest cartoons we’ve seen in a long time, even if it is nothing but sour grapes.

Cartoonist David Horsey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer – miffed that Boeing Corp. chose North Charleston, S.C. over Everett, Washington to assemble its second line of 787 Dreamliners – took pen to paper (well, not paper, really) to vent some of his frustration against the Palmetto State.

“How many non-union South Carolinian workers does it take to attach a wing to a Boeing airplane?” Horsey’s cartoon asks, portraying several dim-witted rednecks attempting to attach a wing to an airplane with duct tape.

“Five … and a dog,” it answers.

In addition to the duct tape, there’s also a rebel flag, a moonshine apparatus and a guy who looks an awful lot like our founding editor (third from bottom, beneath wing).

Horsey isn’t alone in venting some condescending angst at South Carolina.  A local community college professor from just south of Seattle, T.M. Sell, caused a stir earlier this week by calling South Carolina workers “the functional equivalent of Walmart greeters.”

Sadly, we haven’t done much to prove them wrong …

Here’s Horsey’s cartoon (click to enlarge) …

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UPDATEThanks to Katherine Jenerette for pointing this out (see comments section below), but the cartoon also appears to feature a noose dangling just above the wing.  Wonder what Horsey was implying by that? We emailed him a moment ago in an effort to find out, and we’ll be sure to bring you his response, if there is one.