Posted by Smokey Stover on July 27, 2005
In Reply to: 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.
Thanks, ESC, I learned something new, not only about our ever-vigilant press, but also what turdblossom means. Hey, I grew with a cow pasture in my back yard and never knew. SS