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If you avoid “Doonesbury” because…

…Trudeau's politics make you mad, that's your business.

But you are missing some good stuff. Today's was an example.

Sen. Winder Lands In ‘Doonesbury’

Idaho Sen. Chuck Winder has landed in Garry Trudeaux's "Doonesbury" Web page "Say What?" feature. Dan Popkey/Idaho Statesman writes: "Winder, the sponsor of the stalled ultrasound mandate measure, Senate Bill 1387, is quoted in the comic strip's online "Say What?" feature. Winder's statement in Monday's Senate debate on the bill has made him an international object of derision. "I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape." I spoke with Winder, R-Boise, on Thursday, who is chagrined by all the attention and saddened that it may have contributed to the sidetracking of his bill in the House. More here.

Question: At this point, what would you do if you were Chuck Winder?

Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/03/23/idahopolitics/idaho_sen_chuck_winder_makes_doonesbury_website_friday_controver#storylink=cpy

Vestal: SR Pulls Doonesbury

Item: Nothing funny — or apocalyptic — about pulling Doonesbury strip/Shawn Vestal, and: AP report

More here: Getting into abortion politics is apparently so scary that lots of newspapers decided to run a week’s worth of old strips or move them to the editorial page. Here at the S-R, where Doonesbury has already been exiled to the classifieds, the powers that be pulled the strip. Instead of publishing political satire that would provoke and dismay, engage and enrage, we punted. And everyone, everywhere, read those comics anyway. Just not here.

Question: Should the Spokesman-Review have pulled controversial Doonesbury strip on abortion politics? And/or: Are you a Doonesbury fan?


If you have even the slightest interest in the S-R's handling of this, you will definitely want to check out Shawn Vestal's column tomorrow.