Andy’s head go boom

If you’re a fiscal conservative or a social liberal, this was a speech that succeeded in making you take a second look at the Democrats. I sure am.

Well, I am, admittedly, just a simple uneducated cartoonist, but it’s been pretty clear to me for some time now — certainly long before this particular speech — that Bush’s fiscal conservatism consisted primarily of clever catchphrases designed to draw attention away from his drunken-sailor fiscal policy (as Andy’s nemesis Paul Krugman has spent most of the last three years pointing out). And any social liberal who backs Bush certainly deserves the world he gets — it’s just unfortunate that the rest of us have to live there too.

Honestly, it’s astonishing what passes for thought in some quarters.