Gray Flannel Dwarf

8/29/2004

What do you think Gary Trudeau use to represent John Kerry in Doonesbury (XML)? I’ve been trying to figure that one out. Obviously, he can’t use a waffle, and a medal or ribbon or something would be too controversial (not that Trudeau avoids controversy, but it’s just something that couldn’t be used for four years). And it probably wouldn’t be a ketchup bottle/packet either, because that’s just silly.

It seems Trudeau chooses simple icons to represent the Prez in office. I am wondering if he won’t use a “rock”, perhaps an allusion to Kerry being sorta “stone faced” and to his roots in New England. Yes, I know Kerry is from Massachusetts, not Connecticut, but maybe the metaphor still stands.


cswiii @ 11:15 am