Doonesbury Comic Strip Attacks Santorum’s Pro-Life Views

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 27, 2012   |   12:36PM   |   Washington, DC

The Doonesbury comic strip by American cartoonist Garry Trudeau is known for tackling political subjects with its content in an irreverent and humorous fashion. The comic strip is known for a range of political opinions but it typically comes down for a liberal viewpoint.

That’s the case today as the strip has a new panel attacking the pro-life views of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.







After attacking Santorum, Trudeau also goes after him for expressing his pleasant surprise that his presidential campaign is still going and his appreciation that he’s made the final four.

“For me to be standing here in the final four is about as amazing a thing that I could have ever conceived of happening,” Trudeau puts on his cartoon’s web site under the heading, “Say What?”

For a cartoonist who came under fire for a strip depicting soldiers celebrating a win by Barack Obama that drew so much criticism Trudeau was forced to make a replacement strip available to newspaper subscribers who requested one, the attacks on Santorum come as no surprise.

When asked whether he created the original strip with confidence in an Obama victory, he said, “If he loses, it’ll be a massive upset, and the goofy misprediction of a comic strip will be pretty much lost in the uproar. I figure I can survive a little egg on my face’.”

Now Trudeau has more.

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