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'Doonesbury' Character Calls for Bush and Cheney Impeachment
E&P
April 17, 2007

NEW YORK Today's "Doonesbury" comic comes right out and says it: "Impeach Bush now!"

The strip shows the Mark Slackmeyer character looking at reader e-mails as Mike Doonesbury stands behind him.

One e-mail from "M.R." of Austin says: "What's up with criticizing Bush day after day? Give it a rest already!"

To which Mike responds: "Actually, M.R., we're not as relentless as you think. Despite Iraq, Katrina, wiretapping, torture, etc., in the last year there's only been a total of 55 strips ripping the president!"

Then Mark says "Impeach Bush now!" -- causing Mike to add: "Okay, 56."

Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" runs in about 1,400 newspapers via Universal Press Syndicate.

E&P Staff (letters@editorandpublisher.com)

Original Text

NEW YORK A day after "Doonesbury" character Mark Slackmeyer called for President Bush's impeachment, he said he wants the same fate for Vice President Cheney.

In today's comic, Mark continues to look at reader e-mails with Mike Doonesbury. "A.F." of Omaha writes, "Dear Mike: What do you think of the conservative strips that papers buy to balance your politics?" -- referring to comics such as "Mallard Fillmore" and "Prickly City."

Mike replies: "Hey, the more 'balance' the better, A.F.! But it may surprise you to learn that most of the time, this feature isn't political at all! In fact, in the last year, 271 of 365 strips were completely politics free!"

Then Mark says "Impeach Cheney, too!" -- to which Mike responds: "Hey! Stop wasting our quota!"

Mark has the same thing on his mind as Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the presidential candidate who plans to file articles of impeachment against Cheney.

Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" runs in about 1,400 newspapers via Universal Press Syndicate.
E&P Staff (letters@editorandpublisher.com)

Original Text