The Press: Politics Is Funny

The pig in Pogo, Walt Kelly's pseudo-sophisticated comic strip, spoke a kind of Pig-Russian and bore an unmistakable resemblance to Nikita Khrushchev. He even talked like Khrushchev. "You forget prominent Russian proverb!" he confided to his companion, a bearded, cigar-smoking goat with a remarkable resemblance to Fidel Castro: "The shortage will be divided among the peasants." The goat broke out lunch—cigars and sugar ("One thing my country got like the dickens! Is sugar! y tabacos!")—and the two settled down to a dialectical argument in dialect.

Some Kelly clients were not amused.

Three Canadian newspapers—the Toronto, Ont., Globe and Mail, the Kingston, Ont., Whig-Standard...

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