The Bush Buh-Bye: End of One Comedic Era (Pt. 3)
As President Bush two-steps off to Texas, he continues to take jobs with him.
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...
| January 16, 2009; 6:15 PM ET
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