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Doonesbury’s Next Target?

While sipping Arabian Mocha Java and reading the comics this morning, a thought popped into my head. “Poor Garry Trudeau. What will he do now that Bush is leaving office? Who will he have to kick around in the frames of Doonesbury?”

Trudeau began his career in 1970 by kicking around Dick Nixon. For the last eight years, he’s been mercilessly lampooning George Bush.

But with the election of George W. Bush, who attended Yale with Trudeau back in the Sixties, “Doonesbury” has taken on an urgency and relevance reminiscent of its early, gleeful assaults on Nixon. Trudeau offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could verify that Bush fulfilled his duties in the Air National Guard, and he brought home the reality of the war by having his character B.D. lose a leg while fighting in Iraq.

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At the height of his Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS), Trudeau he fell for the fictionalized Lovenstein Institute report on Bush’s IQ.

In August 2001, Trudeau and The Guardian both fell for a report by the fictional “Lovenstein Institute” that stated that President George W. Bush had the lowest IQ (91) of any president in the past 50 years, and that former president Bill Clinton had exactly twice the IQ of Bush. The Guardian published an article while Trudeau published a comic strip based on the given information. Both later realized they had fallen for the hoax, and both made public retractions.[5][6]

Since Trudeau likes conspiracy theories, I wonder if he would be willing to offer a $10,000 reward for proof of Obama’s birth place?

So, which Republican now has the biggest Doonesbury target on their back? Schwarzenegger has already been in the crosshairs (from Interocitor).

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Watch out Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Steele and John Boehner.

I will know that there truly is justice in this world the very first time that Gary lambasts The One, The Messiah.

But I’m not holding my breath.

EXTRA READING:

Decision on Obama citizenship pending: Court delays action on suit, The Washington Times

Justice Thomas Breaks Custom: Will Supreme Court Decide Obama Ciitzenship Case?, The NextRight.com

Truthers to the left of me, truthers to the right, Michelle Malkin

DOONESBURY: Drawing and Quartering for Fun and Profit, Time

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