Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for February 24, 1980
Duane: "... and of the last 112 days, Brown has been in Sacramento for only three." I thought things were a little quiet around here... "moreover, Governor Brown has an image problem. Despite the reassurances of converted pundits, he is still widely perceived as flaky." "Flaky?" Rick, I can't believe a writer of your stature is still pushing that tired claptrap! Just because a man has a few exotic interests doesn't make him a flake! Rick: I couldn't agree more, Duane. But you're missing the point. The zen and the whales and the rock star girlfriend have nothing to do with why people think he's a flake... People think he's flaky because he is a man with a million ideas and a genuine commitment to none. Because of his passion for prevailing winds, because he has the attention span of a five-year-old. He's toying with us, Duane. He's a man who takes positions not because he believes in them, but because someone told him he had to have a few to run or President. Duane: But that's not flaky, dammit. That's cynical! Rick: I'm not going to quibble with you, Duane.