Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Filthy, dirty Doonesbury

Garry Trudeau is makin' 'em mad again.

In today's (Tuesday, July 26) strip, he refers to Karl Rove by his Bush-given nickname, Turd Blossom.

Google that name, will ya? It's all over the web in perfectly respectable publications because GWB gave Rove the nickname and it's been well-reported.

But a dozen newspapers find Trudeau's bathroom humor unacceptable and have pulled the strip for the 26th and 27th.

I repeat, George W. Bush gave Rove this nickname. Not Trudeau.

(Didn't take me THAT long to go political, it appears.)

Trudeau is quoted in Editor & Publisher:

"Given that I'm writing for a general audience, I try not to use crude or vulgar language gratuitously [...] But in this case, I felt that [President] Bush's nickname for Rove was illuminating. 'Turd blossom' has so many connotations, none of them flattering. It's a small masterpiece of nastiness."

Click on the calendar to see July 26 and July 27 if those dates have passed by the time you read this.

Did I mention that Dubya gave Rove the nickname?


Tall Guy said...

"Turd Blossom" would make [pun intended?] an excellent band name. ;)


Bitty said...