When this strip ran there was a lot of debate on my message board about whether it was appropriate for me to complain about the election results and all. But I was really bothered by the fact that there were a lot of big anti-Bush protests throughout his term, and they never got reported much by the mainstream media. It turns out protests aren’t news unless they’re mostly made up of rich white retirees.
Also, in retrospect, Bush was the worst president since Warren G. Harding and I should have bitched about him way more, so I’m not sorry. That’s right, I said it. Worst since Harding. I guess people more prone to hyperbole would say worst ever, but you have to understand that Harding was really bad. Everybody thought he sucked as president because he spent all his time having sex with secretaries on the Oval Office desk instead of going to meetings, but then it turned out he had also made time for stealing the entire national oil reserve and selling it to some friends for quick cash.
Wait, no, Herbert Hoover was a terrible president too. Not only was his economic depression worse than Bush’s, so was his New Orleans flood. Screw that guy, I hope he feels really bad.
Looking back, America has had some pretty lousy presidents. I’m sorry, world. We really do try sometimes.