Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Sarah Palin Action Doll has some mighty impressive followers!

  2. FriscoLou

    FriscoLou said, over 5 years ago

    Nice rug.

    Just went to the site to see if there’s any more bodies behind the door.

    Anyone click and find the number of wolf kills?

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 5 years ago

    Maybe Sarah Palin should just cut to the chase and tryout for American Idol.

  4. rayannina

    rayannina said, over 5 years ago

    Co-sign, @pouncingtiger. It would improve both American Idol (by addition) and the 2012 presidential race (by subtraction). Win-win!

  5. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    surfstuff55 said, “love the icon VistaBill”


  6. Orion

    Orion said, over 5 years ago

    Wait - do they mean PALIN, or OBAMA? ‘Cuz it sure sounds like Obama…”“These self-esteem-enhanced but talent-deprived performers eventually learn the truth…”

    Pity we have to pay the price.


  7. wmbrainiac

    wmbrainiac said, over 5 years ago

    see january 18 colbert at comedy central

  8. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Don’t they mean mini-half-guv?

  9. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 5 years ago

    Some folks who seem impressive to their neighbors in their small towns aren’t able to cut it in the big city.

    No to worry. Just define the city as an aberration and call the small town ‘the real America’ and the whole problem goes away.

    I’ve never seen American Idol. Are the winners chosen by an electoral college (panel of experts) or by popular (those who care to) vote?

    How can Orion call Obama talentless? He got elected, and has accomplished a lot while in office, and against robust opposition. He’s a talented politician. Given time, he may even become a statesman, though most statesmen are, in the end, only revised and edited politicians.

    What Obama is NOT is a prophet, or a martyr to principle. Which many of his followers took him for. Both he and especially his followers started out naive about the world. He actually believed that applying enough benevolence and sympathy would win over any enemy. He didn’t know the GOP it seems.

    Prophets exist to speak the truth, and let the chips fall where they may. Such people are not fit to hold public office. The truth is never popular. If it is popular it is probably not the truth. Politicians exist to create consensus and get things done. Truth and principle usually get in the way.

    That’s the nice thing about electing the modern brand of conservative to office. Electing them is a sort of sabotage against the country. But as the purpose of electing them is to throw a monkey wrench into the system, and prevent anyone from accomplishing anything, it works pretty well.
    And there is the added benefit that even folks who want to see things get done will begin to question wanting the government to do them when people like Michelle Bachman are running the government.

    Sarah Palin is neither a talented politician nor a prophet, but she Trudeau is unfair to her. She is certainly a talented performer. She has can’t-take-your-eye-off-her, can’t-believe-what-you-are-seeing-and-hearing star quality. She says the things that small-minded people everywhere are longing, thirsting to hear, making their small-mindedness seem good and noble and virtuous.

    America is a huge market for that sort of thing.

  10. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 5 years ago

    Self-esteem-enhanced, but talent-deprived performer, could easily describe our last president. Boy, did we ever pay the price for that one!

  11. sherbert

    sherbert GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    I so agree with you Doughfoot that I think you should change your name to Chrysostom (goldenmouthed).

  12. brickster

    brickster said, over 5 years ago

    Dancing with the Stars, anyone?

  13. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Palin’s main value seems to be as a lightning rod for the left. By attracting all the liberal calumny, she is allowing the viable Republican candidates to avoid the loaded “when did you stop beating your wife” questions so loved by the media. Who knows, maybe this respite will allow the Republicans to come up with a candidate not beholden to the Limbaugh-Beck lunatic fringe.

  14. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Doughfoot seems to be saying that anyone dedicated to limited government, reduced taxation, and adherance to the Constitution is small-minded.

    So which of those things do you with your towering intellect reject? Since you talk about getting “things” done and accomplishing “things” while carefully not specifying what those things might be, I would guess you reject all three since that is necessary to allow the government to do whatever it (and you) wants.

    BTW, I intensely dislike religious-nut light-weight Sarah Palin and wouldn’t vote for her for anything but maybe animal control officer, but when she speaks of American principles, she is a real patriot with more understanding of America than any Lefty. If that makes someone small-minded, then so were the Founding Fathers.

  15. ImaginaryFriend

    ImaginaryFriend said, over 5 years ago

    Doughfoot, usually doing nothing is better than doing the wrong thing. For the past 10 years, mostly the wrong things have been done. Obama and his party were given the golden key, majority in both houses and the presidency, but instead of trying to truly help America, they acted like spoiled children. As a result, they lost their key.

    I believe the doll could just have well been an Obama doll and the story line would still work just as well. All he has done is embarrass himself and the U.S. Obama was & still is less qualified than Palin, but neither should be in the White House. Both are great speakers though.

    Great strip today!

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