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If you’re counting down the days until the Sept. 20 release of Joe McGin­niss’ “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin,” consider your prayers answered. Garry Trudeau, the man behind the popular political comics strip “Doonesbury,” was given an advance copy and is incorporating excerpts into his strip. McGinniss gave him a copy because he was amused by the way Trudeau had portrayed him in earlier strips.

Trudeau had some difficulty finding the juiciest snippets from the 300-plus-page bio, saying it contained “an embarrassment of riches. .?.?. And, of course, there were revelations that didn’t make the cut because I couldn’t figure out how to make them work as comedy.” Check out today’s strip, which reveals this gem from a former security staffer: “You know what she was? A housewife who happened to be governor. I’d fly cross-country with her many times and she’d spend the whole trip looking at People magazine.”

 

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump showed his ineptitude and disregard for democracy on Wednesday during a press briefing when he was asked about the peaceful transfer of power after the election.

A reporter asked: "Will you commit to making sure there is a peaceful transferral of power after the election?"

"Well, we're going to have to see what happens," Trump said.

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