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Trey Gowdy Appears In Mark Trail

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…

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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mark trail

(Pic: Via)

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).

 

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23 comments

Tunes'n'News September 30, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I wonder how the cartoonist decided which Gowdy hairstyle to draw?

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Coneheads September 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Obviously Grecian formula was part of the discussion.

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Smirks September 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Hey, at least he didn’t have to draw Rand Paul’s hair.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 30, 2014 at 6:24 pm

He, like all the other cartoonists, will have to draw Rand’s hair after he’s elected POTUS…BEETCHEZ!!!

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mamatiger92 September 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm

POTD

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John September 30, 2014 at 2:22 pm

This is appropriate. Gowdy has been a joke for years.

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Just another guy September 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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.

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Scooter September 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm

This will be the man to take L. Graham’s seat.

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sparklecity September 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm

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.

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Buz Martin September 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Appropriate that he should be in the dead white people comic strip then.

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SCBlues September 30, 2014 at 7:40 pm

“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!

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sparklecity October 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Amen to that!!!!!!
Draft Inglis as an Independent in 2016!!!!

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Mark Petereit September 30, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Somewhere, someone just shook their head, chuckled and handed someone else a $20 bill.

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Buz Martin September 30, 2014 at 3:02 pm

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.”

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Buz Martin September 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

But is Gowdy pandering a bit? Maybe. Dammit, Jim, he’s a politician, not a saint!

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FastEddy23 September 30, 2014 at 9:51 pm

… and I thought I was spewing too many mixed signals … ;)

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Buz Martin September 30, 2014 at 9:58 pm

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! ;)

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Smirks September 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

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.

http://www.seattlepi.com/comics-and-games/fun/Mark_Trail/2014-09-29/

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.

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sparklecity October 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Sadly yes
On the other hand, TEA Partiers claim they are hunting RINO’s daily!!!!
Maybe that’s the inside joke of the comic strip?

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derp September 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm

But, Bengahzi!?!

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spitz September 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm

This is that strip that dead white people read.

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tomstickler October 1, 2014 at 8:29 am

That explains the old saying, “See ya in the funny papers.”

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