Garry Trudeau’s depiction of the continuing physical deterioration of GW Bush’s appearance, and character, was enough reason to fall in love with today’s strip. Bush has always been nothing more than an empty hat, one that is as threadbare as his (pronounced lack of ) ethics, humility, and respect for the rule of law.
But Trudeau gave us so much more in today’s strip. We get to point and laugh at the relationships between Daddy Bush, Jebby Bush, and W all in one snarkalicious effort. But he didn’t stop there. He took jabs at Willard M. Romney, “self-deportation,” W’s obsession with his unhinged version of “freedom, ” and of course, his sick devotion to torture.
And as always, in the last panel we were treated to the punch line. Gold.