Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Supersurfer

    Supersurfer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    What is this supposed to be? You still use a retainer?

  2. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Pay in advance!

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    His fee…

  4. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, almost 4 years ago

    No, his retainer. That’s just to get the process rolling, there’s more money coming later.

  5. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Do I see a prideful smile on the Duke in panel 4 ?

  6. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    GT probably drew this strip right after the revolt in Tunisia. He couldn’t foresee the cataclysm in Egypt—two weeks in Tahrir Square that the U.S. govt. has had to watch from the sidelines, or at best on Al Jazeera.

    The strip is inept to imply that what we’re seeing is just another crisis for Arab dictators. Even to fantasize that shady Western “contractors” like D & E will profit as usual from these unique events is to betray a measure of political senility. It’s like claiming expertise in foreign affairs because your state borders on Russia, or like Jeff Redfern fancying he understands Pashtun because he has an alter ego named Sorkh Razil.

    At least Obama’s National Security Council is further along the curve than Trudeau. Its spokesman, Tommy Vietor, recognizes that “the facts on the ground are changing every day. When you have a situation like this, all you can do is articulate your core principles, like universal rights for all people, and free and fair elections.”

  7. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Who cares about the politics? There’s a National Treasury to rescue from the hands of the revolutionaries! For a percentage.

  8. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Retainers are non-refundable because they’re payment for services expected. Services rendered is extra.

  9. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, almost 4 years ago

    Drome, Doonesbury merely shows that Duke & Earl are talented at getting nervous leaders to pony up for their so-called “expertise”. It doesn’t meant that Earl & Duke know anything of use. Your comparisons to Sarah Palin & Jeff Redfern make no sense.

    In other matters, Representative Ben Quayle said this about Ronald Reagan:

    “When I was a child, President Ronald Reagan was the nice man who gave us jelly beans when we visited the White House. I didn’t know then, but I know it now: The jelly beans were much more than a sweet treat he gave out as gifts. They represented the uniqueness and greatness of America – each one different and special in its own way, but collectively they blended in harmony.”

    Is Quayle even stupider than his father? Is that possible?

  10. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I saw his campaign ads. It’s possible.

  11. Alberto

    Alberto said, almost 4 years ago

    Jelly beans are poison to your teeth, but are much better than drones, Echelon, AbuGrahib and all the assorted bombings of wedding parties we have seen in the past years… Ben Quayle, in his childish style, was right: USA was a reference point for civiisation. USED to be.

  12. dauser

    dauser said, almost 4 years ago

    Must even this little page become a platform for re-fighting past battles and for Rs and Ds to be blaming each other? Why don’t we limit it to showing how clever we are about the strip!

  13. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago

    Duke is so proud.

  14. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    And that retainer needs to be non-consecutive $100 bills, please. No checks.

  15. dauser

    dauser said, almost 4 years ago

    Must even this little page become a platform for re-fighting past battles and for Rs and Ds to be blaming each other? Why don’t we limit it to showing how clever we are about the strip!

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