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Posted at 6:15 PM ET, 01/16/2009

The Bush Buh-Bye: End of One Comedic Era (Pt. 3)

By Michael Cavna

As President Bush two-steps off to Texas, he continues to take jobs with him.

(Richard Thompson)Enlarge Comic

Last fall, Berkeley Breathed made good on his decision that Opus should time his last waddle-into-the-sunset to Bush's exit. Similarly, David Rees determined that his satiric clip-art strip "Get Your War On" -- originally created to respond to the effects of 9/11 -- would say farewell as W. did. Even David Letterman's "Late Show" has said his ongoing bit, "Great Moments in Presidential Speeches," will retire as Dubya does.

In the same vein, "Cul de Sac" cartoonist Richard Thompson, who draws "Richard's Poor Almanack" for The Post, says he will mourn not getting to draw cartoons that spoof Bush's misuse and mangling of the English language. "I can only say," Thompson tells Comic Riffs, "I'll miss the opportunity to do drawing like this" -- referring to the popular "Make the Pie Higher" cartoon that featured this mock inaugural poem.

If you fondly remember this or any other Bush-era cartoons, the "sign-up book" is open for sharing...

By Michael Cavna  | January 16, 2009; 6:15 PM ET
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All very well and good but be honest Berkeley Brethed comics have been going downhill since its first incarnation. If he is going to retire I wish he stay retired and not come back every 5 years or so and further ruin his reputation.

Posted by: markhagner1 | January 17, 2009 8:36 AM | Report abuse

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