Saturday, April 01, 2006

Pogo Speaks Up on Pussiliency


The Democrats and all pussilient politicians should examine their inner Okefenokee swamp.

With apologies to Walt Kelly, wherever his soul may rest:

From the foreword to The Pogo Papers, Copyright 1952-53

"The publishers of this book, phrenologists of note, have laid hands upon the author’s head and report the following vibrations:

Herein can be found that rare native tree, the Presidential Timber, struck down in mid-sprout by the jawbone of a politician. Pogo returns to the swamp from a couple of political conventions to find his unfinished business being rapidly finished, once and for all, by rough and ready hands.

Walt Kelly was a genius at what he did, his wry look at the political scene a template for today. Guess it just goes to show that politics has some of the same features in every decade.

10 Comments:

At 8:18 AM, Blogger Tom Hilton said...

I grew up on Pogo, not just in the daily comics but in three or four collections my parents had, and I still think it was the greatest comic of all time. Walt Kelly really was a genius.

He also had a lot of courage--taking on McCarthy, for example (Simple J. Malarkey), and doing some pretty scathing political commentary long before Trudeau was on the scene. He is sorely missed.

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger glenda said...

No kidding. I grew up reading him too. Who is out there now who could compare to his simple eloquence and insight?

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous earl bockenfeld said...

I find the best cartoons here

Slate cartoon section

I also like Tom Tomorrow and Doonesbury@slate

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger pinkfem said...

Thanks, Earl. Will check it out. Now that I think about it, Ben Sargent used to be good, but there were those rumors.....

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Every decade, every century, every millenium, every Era, every Age, every...

 
At 2:25 PM, Anonymous earl bockenfeld said...

You mentioned you were learning about links. I checked the source for your page and near the bottom you have your links. I don't know blogger, it might have a special way to input links. But if you find the links you already have, for Google and the two links you have for EditMe, you need to add, in the same way, for any new links you want to add. Hope this helps.

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Thanks, Earl! You're awesome.

 
At 8:17 AM, Anonymous LILY BRANFORD said...

Glenda- for blogger, go into 'template' scroll down unil you see sidebar or just look for the sample links they give you like Google news etc. just replace them.
E mail me if you need help. I can get more specific if needed.

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Thanks, Lily, the goodness of you people brings a tear to my eye. (sniff.)

 
At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking for information and found it at this great site... »

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home