Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for March 02, 1976
Duke: Tell me, Honey - is it hard to converse with the Chairman? I was told his stroke left him with a speech impairment... Honey: Yes, sir. Chairman Mao has always been hard to understand because he speaks an obscure rural dialect. I seem to be the only translator who can still understand him. Duke: No kidding? Man, that certainly leaves you a hell of a responsibility, doesn't it? Honey: Yes, sir.. in a way, I'm sort of running the country. Duke: I'll keep that in mind.