Thursday, March 31, 2011
That's "The Runaway Bully" from September 2, 2007. Again, I overdid the bridal motif.
One of Bush's daughters (Jenna) had announced she was engaged. That provided me with two solid ideas for comics. The first one was the first I did in the series (two posts down) and I liked it. That was followed by numerous comics of Bush in a wedding dress until we got to the pay off comic of him, Barney (the dog) and his mother. But, proving how faulty memory can be, I thought all the ones between the first and last were awful.
That's not the case, I actually like the one above. I laughed when I saw it. Bully Boy Bush was attempting -- in real life at the time -- to again play "turned corner in Iraq" and the events on the ground in Iraq were saying "NO WAY."
So that's what the comic's conveying. It's also helped by the two people present besides him: Karl Rove and Condi Rice. Condi was always my ace in the hole. Anytime I could include her in a comic, it made it better (to me, anyway). And I think that's because while it may have been Bush's administration (with Cheney calling the shots), no one better represented the 'logic' of the administration than Condi publicly.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"