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Thursday, July 15, 2004

Garry Trudeau Interview on Bush

Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, a classmate of the president's at Yale, gave an interview to Rolling Stone to be published Friday and the AP has excerpts:

Trudeau said he penned his very first cartoon to illustrate an article in the Yale Daily News on Bush and allegations that his fraternity, DKE, had hazed incoming pledges by branding them with an iron.

The article in the campus paper prompted The New York Times to interview Bush, who was a senior that year. Trudeau recalled that Bush told the Times "it was just a coat hanger, and ... it didn't hurt any more than a cigarette burn."

"It does put one in mind of what his views on torture might be today," Trudeau said.

More at Rolling Stone's site (thanks to commenter Diane).