Bugs vs. Daffy on Slate.com Bugs vs. Daffy on Slate.com
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Bugs vs. Daffy on Slate.com


The Brew strives to stay apolitical, but this very funny and trenchant Slate article by Jeff Greenfield is worth a mention: Bugs Bunny vs. Daffy Duck: Why voters always choose the wascally wabbit for president.

(Thanks, B. Baker)

  • Alas Alas (and Gasp!) Finally, someone I’d like to vote for!

  • With Bugs in charge, the war on terror would have been over years ago. Hell, it may have stopped before it even started.

  • Andrew

    They makes great arguments. However, Daffy will always be more identifiable with the everyman.

    I’m surprised you used a screenshot from a flop that was only made 4 years ago, instead of something from a 1950’s classic. Quite a wacky film, indeed.

  • Frank

    Neither would fear releasing their tax returns.

  • Sarah

    I love this article! Ever since super Tuesday I’ve been more interested in politics than ever before. I love the comparison between Daffy+Bugs and Hilary+Obama. It was obvious who would be more like who.

    I’m very tempted to draw a cartoony version of H. Clinton yelling “IT’S DUCK SEASON FIRE!” as Obama stands there being very nonchalant.

  • Steve Gattuso

    The only problem I have is with the comparison of the 2000 and 2004 elections with Bugs & Daffy. It was a lot closer to Heckle & Jeckyl…

  • Chuck R.

    I remember a really great piece by Conan O’Brien that ran in Time, asserting convincingly that Bill Clinton was our first cartoon president. I found the article online:


    Unfortunately, the wonderful illustrations (which I think were done by Barry Blitt) are missing. Sigh.