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SALUTE
Kate | Kershaw, SC | November 11, 2012

Today's strip nearly brought me to tears. It is a touching salute to vets and their families. As the daughter, wife, sister, sister-in-law, niece and aunt of combat veterans of six wars, I want to say thanks to GBT. He gets us.

POOR JEFF
Barb | Bend, OR | November 10, 2012

Poor Jeff. First his car is repossessed, and then his house is foreclosed on; his mom is in the hospital; and now the namesake of the Red Rascal's horse has regretfully resigned. I was going to say something about his candidates, but then realized that Jeff might not have been aware that there was an election going on.

TRYING TO GET OUT
Tony | Box Hill, AUSTRALIA | November 10, 2012

The flowers might be a trick -- or it is just possible that this Jeff is in there trying to get out. Good luck to him!

UNLIKELY
Patricia Henry | DeKalb, IL | November 09, 2012

The quotes in the Mudline (my fave -- Rove on Obama: "Succeeded by suppressing the vote.") are evidence of parallel universes. Making the winner of the current Straw Poll even more unlikely.

FLOWERS
Anne | Bath, ME | November 09, 2012

Jeff has enough money for flowers? Nice touch, but when he files for bankruptcy, it may be questioned. Just saying.

SORRY
John Talcott | Kasson, MN | November 08, 2012

I feel sorry for Jeff. April 15th is just around the corner.

VERSATILE SCAMP
Pete | Hillsdale, NJ | November 08, 2012

Meanwhile, two days past the election, the versatile scamp Trudeau holsters his political pen in favor of the traditional setup/punch line comic strip.

FROGS
Celinda Kate | Port Townsend, WA | November 08, 2012

What planet do the folks you quote in today's Say What? live on? It's one thing to disagree about politics, but these people are as crazy as a box of frogs! (No slur on frogs intended.)

NEVER
Jason Thorn | Phoenix, AZ | November 08, 2012

Well, I suppose there'll be one benefit of Obama winning -- we'll never have to see Trudeau's Jimmy Crow character again. Since Obama won, obviously there's no chance of any specter of nullification haunting Doonesbury ever again, and we'll only have those strips showing up in Flashbacks to interfere with our short attention spans.

SWING STATES
John Myers | Los Angeles, CA | November 07, 2012

Although the South and the Midwest did not get it, your Sunday strip may have been one of the few things helping to eke out a razor-thin margin in the key swing states. Thank you for helping to save our country from ruin. Mr. Romney was going to start a trade war with China, a cold war with Russia, and a hot war with Iran.

PERSPECTIVE
Lee Horner | Roebling, NJ | November 07, 2012

Thanks for helping me keep my perspective while I have been biting my nails and lowering my standard of living in order to contribute to some of the more worthwhile campaigns across the country. Luckily, everybody I supported won -- but the progressives sort of forgot the House of Reps. We needed Shelley Adler here in NJ.

POIGNANCY
Tom Buzzell | Deland, FL | November 07, 2012

I'm 63, male, and have seldom missed a day of your work over the decades. I'm a solo motorcycle adventurer -- N. Africa, Asia, etc. Not tooting, just to illustrate that i'm not a baby. it may have been the poignancy of the issue, but today is the first day you made me cry. May the heavens, or whatever awaits, reward you for your irrepressible service to society. Thank you.

SANITY
Yundah | Olivet, MI | November 07, 2012

I laughed last night when the news broke that Elizabeth Warren had won in Massachusetts. I was delighted that my home state had regained its sanity and shown that anti-intellectual sniping was not acceptable, that intellect and ability won over faux populism. My laughter however was not due to that delight. My laughter was the result of my realization that my first thought was "Good for you, Joanie! Your hard work paid off!" Indeed, my congratulations do go to Joanie as the symbol of all those hard working, dedicated women and men who worked hard to help Warren get elected, to all who worked in any of the races, local to national. Thanks for believing in the system, for giving your time and your effort.

JEFF
Bradley G. White | Waterdown, CANADA | November 07, 2012

Watching the election results go final, I just realized that Jeff represents the Republicans, the adversity to a reality-based lifestyle. Brilliant!

SHE WON
Gina | Lovettsville, VA | November 07, 2012

Joanie, she won. Elizabeth won, Joanie! You did it. We are so grateful. Now go home and rest, Dear Lady -- you more than deserve it.

YELLED
C.K. | Littleton, CO | November 07, 2012

I yelled "Yeaaa!" at the Elizabeth Warren victory announcement tonight. My daughter asked, "How do you care so much about her? We're in Colorado." I told her I lived through it in Doonesbury for a long time.

RICK
Tom | Brisbane, AUSTRALIA | November 07, 2012

Congratulations, Joanie and Elizabeth! Rick should be there in about an hour and a half. Hopefully there will be an even bigger reason to celebrate.

YOU GO
Casey | New York, NY | November 07, 2012

YAHOO!!!! Thank you, Joanie! Elizabeth WON!!!! You go, girl!

BOOST
Marcia | Longmont, CO | November 06, 2012

Let me be one of the first to congratulate Joanie and the team on a race well won and a well-deserved win. And thanks to Doonesbury for giving Dr. Warren a boost.

CONGRATULATIONS
Treva Obbard | Albany, CA | November 06, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS to Joanie and the whole Warren campaign!