As Twitchy reported earlier tonight, Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes decided to express her disgust with Sen. Ted Cruz using his children as political props by depicting the GOP candidate as an organ grinder and his children as dancing monkeys. “Ted Cruz has put his children in a political ad,” she had tweeted earlier, advising critics, “don’t start screaming when editorial cartoonists draw them as well.”

Drawing Cruz’s children at all would have been bad enough, but depicting them as monkeys?

Editorial page editor Fred Hiatt did pen an editor’s note.

But she’s an award-winning cartoonist!