Friday, March 16, 2012

Doonesbury: Too much for The Oregonian, Day 5

While we wait for The Oregonian to decide the coast is clear to start publishing current Doonesbury strips again, here's today's strip. If it's harsh, it's only because the butt of the joke has had it coming for some time now.

Another Doonesbury story arc that didn't make him popular with the Spiro Agnew crowd back in the day concerned Nixon and Kissinger's ”secret” bombing of Cambodia in 1970. (As Charles Pierce points out, that was a massively, massively impeachable offense, for which Congress waited to score-settle until the context was politically safer.)

But heaven forbid that a political satirist/cartoonist should say something true.

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