Timeline – 2004 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, October 24, 2004.

The Sunday page above was published in newspapers nine days before the 2004 Presidential election in which incumbent Republican George W. Bush ran against Democratic challenger John Kerry.

Although there was intense political polarization during that election, it is nothing compared to the partisanship of today.  It seems like a more innocent time.
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Elections

Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 7, 1999.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 7, 1999.

I wrote this episode when Jesse Ventura, a former professional wrestler, was elected governor of Minnesota in 1999. The line between entertainment and reality in American politics has become increasingly less defined since that time. The prospect of a rock and roll musician running for president does not seem so ridiculous now. Who knows? Some of Chip’s ideas might actually come to pass.
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