Darrin Bell took a jab at Republican Senator Jim Bunning through is Candorville strip earlier this month in response to Bunning’s complaints that the New York Times had committed treason by publishing a story about anti-terrorism programs used to track international money.
In the comic, Darrin calls the politician “Senator Bunting” – a play on words as Bunning is a Hall of Fame Pitcher – and infers that the senator is using the issue to divert attention away from more important matters.
Darrin Bell, the comic’s creator, said he decided to lampoon Bunning because the Kentucky Republican “seemed to be the GOP’s point man for the leader’s war against the media.”
Mike Reynard, a spokesman for Bunning, who isn’t up for re-election until 2011, said the senator saw the comic – and he laughed.
“Sen. Bunning wears it as a badge of honor that he would be nationally recognized for his leadership in calling on the liberal media to be more responsible with what they publish about the government’s legal and classified efforts to protect America from terrorist thugs,” he said.
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