Please stop trying to to introduce political commentary into your Beetle Bailey comic strip. If I want to read topical, scathing political punditry in the daily funnies, I have several Bloom County collections I can reread, or I can just skim down the comics section of the fishwrap and read Doonesbury. I read Beetle Bailey to see General Halftrack ogle Miss Buxley and to find out what wacky misadventures Beetle and Sgt. Snorkel have gotten into each day. Leave the politics to the experts, like Berke Breathed and Garry Trudeau (both Pulitzer Prize winners), or, you know, the professional editorial cartoonists. They’re actually funny. On its best days, Beetle Bailey’s recycled gags are good enough to elicit, at most, a half-hearted smirk. Don’t push it.
Corey A. Henson, Esq.