My hometown newspaper has begun carrying State of the Union, in what seems to be an attempt to balance the near-scandalous presence of Doonesbury on its editorial page. (Doonesbury, of course, having only relatively recently been brought out of exile from somewhere in the classifieds section.)
Now, I know, humor is in the eye of the beholder. But man, this is one seriously un-funny comic strip. It’s described as
Combining startling caricatures with a sly sense of humor and a sharp eye for satire, this innovative new strip will be sure to tickle your funnybone while making you think.
What do you think?
Let’s see: “Startling caricature,” sure, in the sense that I imagine a peanut could quite literally draw a better caricature of Jimmy Carter. As for making me think, well, here’s another one. Because CNN is the enemy! Or this one as proof that the cartoonist needs some editorial oversight. Innovative? Sure, if you consider it an innovation to make three-hour talk radio shows into four-panel condensed versions. That one made me think, “I wonder if this is what it’s like to literally be clubbed senseless by Glenn Beck?”