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T*rdblossom

Posted by ESC on July 27, 2005

From CNN at http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/books/07/27/doonesbury.language.ap/index.html
Accessed July 27, 2005.

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) -- It may be President Bush's nickname for key political adviser Karl Rove, but some editors don't think it belongs in their newspapers.

About a dozen papers objected to Tuesday's and Wednesday's "Doonesbury" comic strips, and some either pulled or edited them.

The strips refer to Rove, the White House deputy chief of staff, as "Turd Blossom.".

From the archives:

TURDBLOSSOM - "A turdblossom is an expression for a flower that grows out of a cow pie. It is also one of George W. Bush's nicknames for Karl Rove." From "Had Enough: A Handbook for Fighting Back" by James Carville with Jeff Nussbaum (Simon & Schuster, New York, 2003) Page 32.