SC CONGRESSMAN STARS IN ENVIRO COMIC
By FITSNEWS || We’ve never heard of Mark Trail but apparently it’s some famous environmental comic strip that’s been around for decades and is syndicated to dozens of newspapers around the country.
So it’s “kind of a big deal.” Well … to the extent that people, you know, still read comic strips.
Anyway, South Carolina’s own Trey Gowdy – who represents the state’s fourth congressional district in Washington, D.C. – made an appearance in Mark Trail this week.
Gowdy appeared alongside the strip’s protagonist, described as a “handsome outdoorsman and photojournalist for Woods and Wildlife magazine” who “spends his days hunting, fishing and pursuing simple pleasures.”
Gowdy’s cameo prompted some to speculate on why the comic strip – which routinely features fictional characters – chose to include him.
“Why are real elected humans appearing in this strip all of the sudden, instead of random fake baldheaded senators?” one blogger mused. “Well, it’s possible that Trey Gowdy is desperate to woo environmentalist constituents and overcome his extremely low scores from the League of Conservation Voters, and so has paid good money to appear in this tree-hugger comic strip.”
Here’s the strip starring Gowdy …
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Yeah … if you can make heads or tails of what’s going on, you’re a more enlightened reader than we are (editor’s note: that’s not saying much).
I wonder how the cartoonist decided which Gowdy hairstyle to draw?
Obviously Grecian formula was part of the discussion.
Hey, at least he didn’t have to draw Rand Paul’s hair.
He, like all the other cartoonists, will have to draw Rand’s hair after he’s elected POTUS…BEETCHEZ!!!
This is appropriate. Gowdy has been a joke for years.
Not sure what they are talking about but Gowdy is very popular in his district. I don’t think he needs much help in re election.
This will be the man to take L. Graham’s seat.
Bullshit he is.
Just among the TEA party types is about it.
Trey Gowdy is only concerned about what’s good for Trey Gowdy
I’ve seen what he is like when he is behind closed doors (while attending an early closed door meeting for McCain for Prez the last time he ran).
Gowdy is about as approachable and personable as a corpse.
The guy has no soul……………………….and his pasty complexion proves it.
Appropriate that he should be in the dead white people comic strip then.
“Not sure what they are talking about but Gowdy is very popular in his district”
Yeah – you’re probably right – but what many of us wouldn’t give to have Bob Inglis back!
Amen to that!!!!!!
Draft Inglis as an Independent in 2016!!!!
Somewhere, someone just shook their head, chuckled and handed someone else a $20 bill.
Will, MARK TRAIL — besides being one of the most boring comic strips in history, has generally been about as conservative a comic strip as you can imagine for the majority of its long, long run. There was a day, you know, when “conservation” was just good, sensible stewardship of the land, of the kind many of us believe we’re supposed to embody on earth, if we are Christians. It has only been in recent years, when earnest libertarians like yourself bought into the rhetoric of the crony cap King Kochs and their ilk, that having any concern for the environment at all — as opposed to the interests of those fucking self-appointed demi-gods of industry and real estate who would rape the hell out of every bit of it feed their greed — that an ardent outdoorsman stiff like Mark Trail has come to be called a “tree hugger.”
But is Gowdy pandering a bit? Maybe. Dammit, Jim, he’s a politician, not a saint!
… and I thought I was spewing too many mixed signals … ;)
Mixed signals. If you mean Mark Trail, I have always thought he was probably gay. But that’s beside the point. If you mean Gowdy, boy and howdy, I’d say yeah he is. If you mean Will, yeah, he do that from time to time. If you mean me, I seem all over the map sometimes, but I am a die-hard tree hugger. I have heard their piteous cries when the big machines knocked them over and pulled them from the ground.
That was some KILLER acid, right there. ’76. WOAH! ;)
You may want to include the strip from the previous day, looks like they sorta kinda go hand in hand, maybe? The second strip still seems out of place.
Does Trey Gowdy have anything to do with conservation of white rhinos? Because the only thing that’s going to stop rhinos from being slaughtered by poachers is for the market for that crap to die out.
On the other hand, TEA Partiers claim they are hunting RINO’s daily!!!!
Maybe that’s the inside joke of the comic strip?
This is that strip that dead white people read.
That explains the old saying, “See ya in the funny papers.”