This week’s run of the famed political comic strip Doonesbury is taking comical aim at a number of armed legislators, including WNC’s own Rep. Heath Shuler.
In the long-running strip, Garry Trudeau has never shied away from poking fun at politicians, and Shuler’s announcement that he’d be carrying a concealed weapon to constituent meetings caught the cartoonist’s eye. Monday’s strip mentioned Shuler, along with representatives Don Young (R-Alaska) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). Yesterday’s edition had Shuler bragging about his action hero-level firearms prowess, and today’s strip sees him facing a “well-regulated militia” at a meeting.
— David Forbes, senior news reporter