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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 11/10/2008

The Morning Line: The Funnies Feed Our Campaign Fix

By Michael Cavna

It's not a phrase that's crossed our lips before, but we find ourselves chanting it today:
Thank goodness for Al Franken.

Yes, without the satirist-turned-politician -- and the recount in his race against Minnesota's Sen. Norm Coleman -- we would have suffered the full effects of going cold turkey on campaign politics. It was such a season of compelling twists and narratives, we would get the sociopolitical bends if we tried to resurface too quickly. So Al -- and Norm -- are chicken soup for the slightly panicked electoral soul.

But we, gratefully, are not alone. A few cartooning souls know our pain. We thank you, Garry and Wiley, Scott and Darby, even as some of you mock us. We take comfort in knowing it's because you understand our plight. To wit:

1. YOUR 15 MINUTES OF "FAME" ARE UP.


The (media) circus has left town. (UPS) Enlarge Comic

Today's "Non Sequitur" plays off the fact that late in the election, the fickle wheel gets the grease -- and a disproportionate share of the media's tele-gaze. Come that 16th minute, though, the camera trucks have a Missing-Blond-Woman or Rehabbed-Pop-Star-Meltdown story to scurry off to. We now return you to your regularly scheduled anonymity.

2. THE FORECAST: A HIGH CHANCE OF ANTICIPATION.


Not even a "wassup" e-mail from Joe the Plumber? (UPS) Enlarge Comic

We only wish Trudeau had turned the computer screen more toward us -- so we could see which cool political sites she has bookmarked. If you're going to exploit our plight, Garry, then please -- also feed our fix!

3. AGENT OF CHANGE


Getting in the EMployment line. (UPS) Enlarge Comic

Suddenly, thanks to Stantis, it's all become very clear. Our post-campaign mantra should be: "Get real-tor!" Though we're left with one nagging question: "Would you buy a condo from THIS critter?"

4. IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SECEDE...


Bucky is ready to get this Secessionist Party started. (UPS) Enlarge Comic

The Todd Palin topicality regarding secessionism, we get. What we don't get: Where the #$%& is Buckyvania and -- more important -- what is its major export? We shudder to think.

Meantime, we have Minnesota to warm our addicted little hearts.

By Michael Cavna  | November 10, 2008; 11:44 AM ET
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Comments

Just FYI, the strip that is supposed to be "Get Fuzzy" is actually a repeat of the "Non Sequitur" at the top of the post...

Posted by: SportzNut21 | November 10, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Isn'y Buckyvania to the southeast of Pennsyltucky?

Posted by: wiredog | November 10, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

"Where the #$%& is Buckyvania"? Mostly inside Bucky's walnut-sized brain.

Posted by: drazen1 | November 11, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

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