Ben Smith has this from Obama, as well as other thoughts from his appearance on Larry King today:
Well, I know it was The New Yorker's attempt at satire. I don't think they were entirely successful with it. But you know what? It's a cartoon, Larry, and that's why we've got the First Amendment.
And I think the American people are probably spending a little more time worrying about what's happening with the banking system and the housing market, and what's happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, than a cartoon.
So I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about it.
The Nation comes out in favor of cartoons (with illustration above). I would like to see something that addresses McCain's "kill them with cigarettes" comment before the whole Cartoon-gate epoch is over.