"Boondocks" cartoonist rates Bush

By David Talbot
Published October 1, 2004 5:08AM (EDT)

While pundits on the left, right, and center agreed that John Kerry beat George Bush in the opening debate, none was more emphatic than Boondocks cartoonist Aaron McGruder. Bush got his ass whupped, McGruder told CNNs Aaron Brown.

But the outspoken McGruder, who was relegated to The Contrarian segment of Browns news show, was not finished. The elephant in the room that no TV pontificators will dare acknowledge, he observed, is that Bush is incredibly dumb...he cant articulate, he cant complete a full sentence, and hes our president.

Brown, being a member in good standing of the pontificator class, rushed to challenge McGruder, asserting that Bush was a man of strong beliefs, blah, blah, blah. But McGruder was unimpressed. Convictions dont mean a thing if youre just plain stupid, he pointed out.

And with that, Brown bade The Contrarian farewell.

David Talbot

David Talbot, the founder of Salon, is the author of New York Times bestsellers like "Brothers," "The Devil's Chessboard," and "Season of the Witch." His most recent book is "Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of My Stroke."

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