Fair Game — but Not Fair

For those who still lobby for “Doonesbury” to be anchored on the editorial page, take a look at “The Boondocks” this week. Target this first.

The strip skewers Gov. Jeb Bush in a scathing satire on the incarceration-treatment debate always raging on drug policy. Bush’s law-and-order approach is fair game.

So, fair enough, even if the Sunday comics — right above Arlo and Janis, Hi and Lois and Garfield — still doesn’t seem the most appropriate forum for mordant social commentary.

Less than fair, however, is bringing the governor’s addict daughter, Noelle, into the equation. Cheap shot.

But that’s life in the public arena. That’s also politics. But that’s not the comics.

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