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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 10, 2012
Rat: How you gonna finish the Newt series? It's December when you're writing this and you have no idea where Gingrich's campaign will be when the series runs. Croc: No idea?? Newt dropped out!! HAhahahaa No idea? Newt ees nominee!! AHhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Rat: You slimy cheat. Croc: No idea? Jon Huntsman won everything!! Pastis: Okay, let's not get silly.
margueritem about 11 years ago
Ya big silly!
halestormstopper about 11 years ago
Wait, so if he hasn’t dropped out yet but isn’t the nominee…
Basqueian about 11 years ago
the crocs make more sense than most of the GOP candidates
corzak about 11 years ago
Jon Huntsman . . . one of the last Republicans not teleported to Planet Wingnut.In the old days he would have been someone who staked out (what was then) a far-right position . . . who agreed that the facts are the facts, but advocated conservative policies to address them. Someone principled, but pragmatic, and willing to compromise when necessary for the good of the country.Too bad that Republican party is dead . . .
Wallaby about 11 years ago
I wish Jon Huntsman had beaten the rest of the Republican nominees!
JoanHelen about 11 years ago
American politics is getting very scary for the rest of world to watch and observe. We can all only hope that common sense and goodwill will prevail for all our sakes!
TheSoundDefense about 11 years ago
And he still fails to plan sufficiently. Though, to be fair, nobody predicted the GOP race would be this long and stupid.
It seems to me that the GOP is too fractured to produce a nominee that can actually win the election. After this presidential election, the Republican party will have a minor collapse. They’ll either reform as much more moderate like the Democrats did in the late 80’s/early 90’s, or they’ll split and become two different parties: the Republican Party and the Tea Party.
zero about 11 years ago
Most of the candidates are crocks…
Sisyphos about 11 years ago
RL-Pastis deserves some respect for foreseeing things three months ahead in the turbulent world of politics as well as he did! Cartoon-Pastis should give Rat a slap upside the head for his insult! And consider a dinner of grilled croc-on-a-stick (I hear it tastes like chicken…).
Hillbillyman about 11 years ago
Ant Republican would be far better (Who ever he is) would be far better than what we have in office now. A B B O
doublepaw about 11 years ago
PICTO about 11 years ago
DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN
daphilli about 11 years ago
Do they really draw the cartoons three months before they are published? I always figured it was a couple of days.
McGehee about 11 years ago
Dead-tree syndication constraints require much longer lead times than online-only comics, which can respond to events the very next day — e.g., “Day By Day” mentioning the death of Andrew Breitbart.
HighPeaks about 11 years ago
Pastis, ya coulda safely cut out the third panel even back in December. Substitute, “Heem steel een race ’cause he beeg blowhard wif even beeger ego.”
the burser about 11 years ago
wow steph, just wow
uglytuco about 11 years ago
Just so long as he doesnt make fun of the current Prez. The libs would all get their panties in a bunch then!
JoeStrike about 11 years ago
This strip reminds me of the Mad Magazine that came out the morning after the 1960 election: the cover had Alfred E waving a JFK banner & the caption reading “Congratulations Jack, we were behind you all the way.” Seemed like they had ESP until you flipped the magazine over & discovered it had two front covers; this one showed Alfred E. waving a Nixon banner & the caption reading “Congratulations Dick, we were behind you all the way.”
arye uygur about 11 years ago
This reminds me of the “Sally Forth” cartoon the day after the last presidential election whre husband and wife are talking about the results of the election but not mentioning anything about the victor. In the last panel they finally admit that the cartoon was drawn well before election day.
jmatrixrenegade about 11 years ago
He writes things three months before publication?
Jmcook006 about 11 years ago
To those wondering why strips are drawn so well in advance: This strip has to go in thousands of papers. They need time to plan. The bare minimum for a strip is 2 weeks (4 weeks for a sunday strip) but if you get ahead, then you get to have spontanious vacation time, or an untimely family problem, without causing problems.
Stagger Lee about 11 years ago
VERY well said!
Number Three about 11 years ago
Calm down, Croc!
codedaddy about 11 years ago
I can’t think that Stephan wanted this strip to be a forum for politics or the social issues of the day. Too bad he doesn’t read the commentary; he would refrain from encouraging the soap boxes by mentioning the subjects. We will always have the folks with too much time on their hands submitting a daily pontification or semi-amusing jokes. But wading through the diatribes has ruined the fun for me, Anyone else left?
seyleigh about 11 years ago
Many of my fellow Americans dislike Obama and realize that the press has a liberal bias. When my uncle heard about Obama bowing to the Saudi Arabian King, he almost had a stroke. The fact that Obama gave DVDs to the British Prime Minister that didn’t even work in England is shameful.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do about it because our elections at the state and federal level are usually a choice between bad and worse. Honest and intelligent people usually avoid going into politics.
BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member about 11 years ago
As a Utahn I liked Huntsman when he was governor. I would have voted for him as president had he not dropped out.
Sherlock Watson about 11 years ago
I will now make a magical prediction: The next time you flip a coin, it will be either heads or tails!
TWODAN about 11 years ago
I don’t think Larry has much of a future as a political expert, but I’m not too happy with the idea of any of the current nominees on the GOP ticket. The only guy I really thought would do the country some good was forced out of the race by the spineless liberals and they close ally, the politically correct gestapo.
fmasroor about 11 years ago
Or, just do what Bill Amend does. Turn the strips in super late. Campaigns can’t change so much in 2 weeks.
Ermine Notyours about 11 years ago
@Croc’s Hat:“No Newt ess gud news.”
tigre1 about 11 years ago
Newt andhis ilk are still laying their eggs in the swamp. Ergo we must drain the swamp…isolate and or expunge the ringleaders…provide alternate flows of media, education, livelihood. Well done it works in Africa, Germany, Japan, Afghanistan…although nobody would say it’s been well-done. Very big job. Maybe some of THAT would work HERE…? just saying. We know where the flow of subversion comes from, we know where the membership lists are. The wrongwingers have created a lot of resentment. Maybe there will be a man on horseback…and since SCOTUS is bought and paid for, there’s NO legal redress left in this country…so the balance will be restored by extra-legal means. We must unite in a spirit of kindness and good sense, or Welcome to the Second Civil War…
thebeevamp23 about 11 years ago
snugharborman-catalog about 11 years ago
“America has entered a new dark age where people are proud of their ignorance,” I think that just about says it all…
bmcc333 about 11 years ago
Look at all the demoncraps trying to use a comic strip to make themselves feel good about our marxist president and the 4 dollar oil he has given with his enegry policies. They pretend killing babies and perverted behavior is normal and we are the ones with extreme views. On the last day it will be very clear who is Right and who is left/wrong.
Snoopy_Fan about 11 years ago
Anyone else here bothered by the fact that Rat called Stephan the “S” word?:-)
davidh48 about 11 years ago
What a great description of what I call Shift of Fools.
knight1192a about 11 years ago
Shoulda had Pig’s pet Newt un-die and introduced him to Gingrich. Gingrich would have loved his Mini Me, until the crocs ate him again. “Ees like McNugget but no as tasty.”
alnjen about 11 years ago
So-o-o enjoying the crocs getting into the election!! Doing a great job of how you’re dealing with it, too, Mr. Pastis!
tbonepolar about 11 years ago
he dropped out