Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 4 years ago

    Rick, at least you have Joanie.

  2. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, almost 4 years ago



  3. too-zonked

    too-zonked said, almost 4 years ago

    And a rewarding relationship with his son.

  4. MassieVoter

    MassieVoter said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t know who to feel more sorry for – the loser campaign worker who was left behind or poor Rick who doesn’t get any respect professionally or at home. But they need to immediately leave that pathetic place (Romney headquarters) and go out for a drink.

  5. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    When everyone has a blog, who will be left to read them?

  6. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, almost 4 years ago


    Does anyone read blogs now?

  7. MiepR

    MiepR said, almost 4 years ago

    Not funny. We already know that, only too well. Go ahead, diss your readers more, Trudeau. We just live to be insulted. Nothing better to do than engage in circular firing squads.
    “Blow up your TV, throw away your papers, move to the country, build you a home.
    Plant a little garden, grow a lot of peaches,
    Try to find Jesus, on your own.” John Prine was onto something there.

  8. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Rick also has his keyboard. Nix drowning in alcohol. He can still fight with his words. Watch the debate. Take notes. Write a kick-asterisk critique. Submit the work to HuffPo for publication.

  9. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago


    “… John Prine was onto something ….”
    Don’t you mean Henry David Thoreau?

  10. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 4 years ago


    I don’t remember that Thoreau did a lot of soul-searching regarding tv.

  11. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago


    MiepR wrote, “… move to the country, build you a home.” That’s what Thoreau did. John Prine is a successful country songwriter / guitarist / singer with a third wife, two mansions and plenty of $$$$.

  12. elizjs

    elizjs GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Hey, maybe if Redfern gets talking to that lowly volunteer he will find out something that will be really earth-shaking! I’d really like something very good (like that) to happen to poor Redfern!

  13. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 4 years ago


  14. stellablu122

    stellablu122 said, almost 4 years ago

    Its could be worse for Rick, he could be living in his mother’s basement.

  15. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Being a journalist myself, I have great empathy and respect for Rick. Garry is dragging him by a long rope hooked to a pickup.
    Why? To develop his talent? His character?
    A journalist is a journalist, just as a bricklayer is a bricklayer, a banker is a banker, a barrister is a barrister, or a politician a politician. Unless you want to retire him, don’t suggest another line of employment, such a guitarist / singer / songwriter. That’s like telling basketballer Michael Jordan to start playing professional baseball. In fact, worse.
    Write the story, Redfern. You were born to write faithful and true news stories, not hack pieces based on incredibly inaccurate, skewed and biased, unfair and unbalanced GOP “talking points” for Faux News. That’s Roland Hedley’s job. Why would you ever want to be like him?
    Start with the four W’s and the H. — Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How?
    Who? MItt Romney.
    What? Hires a campaign manager who acts like Schrödinger’s cat — simultaneously “in” and “out” of his office.
    When? On the eve of Romney’s first debate with Obama.
    Where? Denver, Colorado.
    Why? Because, as the Bible says, a man who is unfaithful in small things — such as, hiring a liar for a campaign manager — he will be likewise unfaithful in great things — such as dealing with the Iranian-Israel bomb thing. Romney might drop a few big ones on Iran and start a thermonuclear WWIII in which we might have to fight BOTH China and Russia, along with Iran.
    How? Vote, baby, vote! Vote for the steady-hand Obama, rather than the reckless, extremist Romney.
    Flesh it out with colorful words and a few knockout punches, a kick-asterisk ending. And publish it on HuffPo.
    That’s the way you do it, babyboy — from one journalist to another.
    PS: a political comic strip IS a form of journalism. That’s why many newspapers put Doonesbury in the editorial / opinion pages rather than the comic strip page. Who knows what Garry has in store? Maybe, as elizjs suggests, He’ll learn some explosive inside info from the “lowly volunteer” who has nothing to lose.

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