Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for June 23, 1977
Duke: I'm telling you, Cy, Woodcock's slow freight! He'll never cut it here! They'll have him for breakfasta his first day! Vioce: Sorry, Duke, he's the President's choice. We've got enough trouble with labor as it is... Duke: But, Cy, they'll bury him! I know the Chinese! These people are vicious, capricious, and extremely cunning! Honey: But polite. Duke: Okay, granted, they're polite... Honey: We like to think that still counts for something.