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Friday, September 19, 2008

That damned Combination

What's Mallard raving about today?

Voters.

This makes no sense whatever.

14 comments:

Michael said...

The "waiter hand" is back!

Matt Ramone said...

Are there really any undecided voters in this election?

This joke works better if you replace Obama with Palin.

GeoX said...

"Making sense" is something élitists do.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah? Well John McCain didn't have to make sense for five years when he was a POW! Also, Palin hunts moose, not like effete logic loving elitists like your Obamessiah!

This just proves that it is liberals who truly hate voters.

exanonymous said...

I suppose there's a zinger in there in Mallard's head. To the rest of the world, one big "huh?"

NLC said...

OK, I have to say that I think the criticism of Obama as "not having a lot of experience" is a fair one. Maybe he will end up being great. But, when viewed with full objectivity and honesty, at present I have no problem with admitting that he's far from my ideal candidate.

However, that said, the one overwhelming qualification he has is that "He's not GWB".

Or to phrase this another way: I think it's the true measure of how badly the Bush/Rove neocons have screwed things up that, on the one hand someone as unqualified as Obama, or, on the other, a ticket as laughably disastrous as the current Republican ticket, can actually seem like Really Good Options.

raynfala said...

And people wonder why some newspaper dropped him from their funny pages...

Robert said...

I've found that the longer this campaign goes, the less I am inclined to buy the Obama-as-neophyte argument. In the 18 months we've had to get to know him, he's displayed a prodigious understanding of the nuances of policy-setting. Moreover, he's willing to share those policy positions in great detail in speeches and on his website (i.e., talking to the American people like adults when it would be more politically expedient to speak in Rove-Schmidt soundbites). This guy's not your average first-term Senator.

Robert said...

Oops, like Mallard, I forgot to make a joke.
Today's strip might as well lave been written in Klingon.

Sator Arepo said...

Just stumbled onto your site for the first time.

Shiva H. Vishnu do I hate Mallard Fillmore.

Thanks for your work,
SA

Kaitlyn said...

This is related to yesterday's comic, but it's not yesterday, is it?

I went to the first meeting of the College Democrats.

There was one joke that was kind of funny, but I don't know how true it is. They want to set up debates between the College Democrats and College Republicans - "all five of them." This meeting was packed.

The main message I left with was the importance of voter registration. And ways to increase voter turnout.

Yes, one guy did say higher voter turnout helps Democrats, but they had a guy from a nonpartisan voter registration group speak as well.

Kaitlyn said...

As for today's Mallard, I think he's saying that Obama's inexperience wouldn't matter if he was old, since old people must have experience, even if they don't have it in politics.

dlauthor said...

It's also possible he's saying that McCain's age would be acceptable if he hadn't spent the last 26 years helping fuck up the country. But that's probably not his actual intent.

rewinn said...

As Tim White put it:
"White privilege is when you can claim that being mayor of a town smaller than most medium-sized colleges, and then Governor of a state with about the same number of people as the lower fifth of the island of Manhattan, makes you ready to potentially be president, and people don’t all piss on themselves with laughter, while being a black U.S. Senator, two-term state Senator, and constitutional law scholar, means you’re “untested.”
..."

Obama is "inexperienced" because he's black. There's nothing more to today's strip than that.