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A cartoon of Geroge H. Bush standing with a giant gun in one hand and a wire clothes hanger in the other. The caption reads: “A Kinder, Gentler Nation.”
Bush’s “kinder, gentler” slogan comes under attack in this cartoon, with Conrad criticizing his contradictory pro-weapons and anti-abortion stance.

Los Angeles Times (1984)
Courtesy of Tribune Media Services

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09/15/08

Paul is on the mark with this one! I'm anti-abortion but still pro-choice. I think if we educate kids they'll stop getting pregnant. I think if we stop rewarding unwed mothers with a free ride, the word will get out. And I think that we have a history of displaying how little we actually value human life in America that he makes a great hypocritical point. If we were worried about innocent life would we be bombing and killing thousands of innocent civilians?



12/28/06
Petoskey, MI

I thought we had to prevent abortions so we could provide enough cannon fodder. Now we just want to provide enough shooters ourselves.



11/16/06

Many were shocked at Paul Conrad's direct messages concerning the administrations of the time. However, Paul Conrad WAS AGAINST ABORTION. I don't think that he is saying being anti-abortion is ungentle and unkind. In this cartoon, he is simply drawing a comparison between the President's stand on abortion and his push for distribution of WMD's to Iraq, as well as the Gulf war.


11/8/06
A. Okolo
New York City, N.Y

I strongly disagree with Paul Conrad that being anti-abortion is unkind and ungentle. Killing an unborn baby is unkind and ungentle. As much as I loathe George H.W's style; he was right on life, that is assuming he actually meant it, as we now know that most of those so-called pro life politicians also want evryone who makes a small mistake to be sentenced to death or life without parole. Angry, hate-filled hypocrites claiming to be Christian but are not (just vicious beings)who want to make war for fun.




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