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The characters in my strip, set in Africa's Western Rift Valley, are: the Foolish Pride of lions (Leon, the haughty and lethargic King of Beasts; his queen, Leona; and their cub Lionel, an unpromising heir to the throne); Secretary Bird, a liason between the Royal Court and the rest of the animals; cerebral, man-imitating Ape, a reader of the Substandard; peevish Rhinoceros; harmless but senseless Ostrich; Crocodile, resident of the much-frequented Watering Hole, and his dentist, Crocodile Bird; Honey Badger (alias Ratel), the "Meanest Animal in the World", and his one associate, Honeyguide; Mumbo the elephant, a descendant of Jumbo and a butt of jokes about his weight and the size of his ears and nose; Duncan the dung beetle; ill-favored and unwashed Warthog; the craven, henpecked male and shrewish female hyaenas, both of them foul-smelling and perpetually at war vs. the lions; the mistaken-identity-plagued zebras; slow and superannuated Tortoise; Oxpecker, a companion of large herbivores; Hugh the chamaeleon; and walled-up Mrs. Hornbill.

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19 April 2012

Uncommon Commentary #257: We Need a New Gent in the White House

Rock-and-roller Ted Nugent, who favors Romney for the presidency, has aroused controversy by referring to the current occupier in—I mean, of—the Oval Office as “vile”, “evil”, and “America[sic]-hating”, and by saying that, should Obama be re-elected, “I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” (He ought to have used “shall”, which denotes simple futurity, instead of “will”, which expresses intent—but, on the other hand, maybe he was saying that he would rather be dead or incarcerated than live “free” under Emperor Nerobama.)  Dumbocrats are calling on Romney to “denounce” Nugent’s comments.  What Romney ought to say to them is the following: “When the President repudiates the many distasteful celebrities who’ve endorsed him, maybe I’ll repudiate Nugent.”