Nearly all politicians on the national level were either born into wealth or became wealthy – otherwise they would not be able to afford to run for office. But you can have an attitude of “I deserve everything I have, and if you were unlucky enough to be born poor, tough – and if my riches can help me acquire further riches I deserve it;” or an attitude of “I was lucky enough to be born wealthy, and I want those less fortunate than I to have at least some opportunity to rise through decent education, health services, etc.”
There’s nothing wrong with being rich. There’s something wrong with being insensitive to the needs of the poor.
I’m insulted for Joanie. Nobody else could have been the father if you read the strips from those days, and it’s also unlikely that she would have an idiot for a son.
@Richard S. Russel: GBT’s genius is taking a serious subject, relating to it seriously and compassionately, and still giving us a laugh in the last panel.
Zonker is not related to Duke – Duke is an old family friend that he grew up calling “Uncle.”
To Tudzax1: Thanks! I thought I’m the only one who remembers that!