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July 27, 2005

Turd Blossom

One of my operatives alerted me to this article regarding how some of the more prudish newspapers have taken offense to Gary Trudeau's using of the term 'Turd Blossom' both today and yesterday in his strip.

About a dozen papers objected to Tuesday's and Wednesday's
"Doonesbury" comic strips, and some either pulled or edited them.

The strips refer to Rove, the White House deputy chief of staff, as "Turd Blossom."

I for one feel that 'Turd Blossom' should be shouted at the top of your lungs, from the tops of tall buildings and mountain tops! Scrawled on bathroom walls! Posted on every website! Written on every white board in every office and tattooed on butts and backs and ankles everywhere!

And friends they may thinks it's a movement. And that's what it is, the Doonesbury Anti-Turd-Blossom Movement, and all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it come's around on the guitar....



  • At July 27, 2005, Blogger rod said…

    It's important to point out, too, that this name might well have originated from the White House its damn self, and isn't just something that Trudeau made up.

    As the article says,

    "The term is said to be one of several nicknames Bush uses for Rove, one of his closest allies and who is widely credited for Bush's election in 2000 and re-election in 2004. The mainstream U.S. media have rarely mentioned the nickname, but it has gained traction in the international press and on the Internet."

    So he really is bringing back honor and decency to the White House, just like he promised.

  • At July 27, 2005, Blogger J.Klein said…

    to be honest, calling Rove a turn blossum would be one of the nicer things I have said about him.

    It is nice to see that we have such a classy president who speak so highly of his staff

  • At July 27, 2005, Anonymous ricky said…

    Oh, that liberal media!

    They're being sensitive to the complaints of Republicans who find a comic strip offensive for using Bush's nick name for Rove.

    It's unbelievable.

    Now, you're insulting Bush if you repeat the things Bush says.

    It sort of reminds me of when you were impugning Condi Rice's integrity when you repeated her words back to her. When you just repeated her own words, that was offensive. Because you were calling her a liar.

    Because what she said was a lie.

    But her lying wasn't offensive. Nor is Bush calling Rove "turd blossom".

    What's offensive is a Democrat or liberal repeating it.

    Again, in fiction, you could not make this shit up.

  • At July 27, 2005, Anonymous Ellen said…

    I'm tagging this. I wanted to write about it, but being on vacation and all...


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