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Stephan Pastis has his Rat character running for President. Though a cartoon rodent, Rat is the most brutally honest player on the political field this season. Today’s Pearls Before Swine perfectly captures the true nature of American politics:

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Pearls Before Swine

Pastis, Oct. 16, 2016.

“If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.”

– H.L. Mencken

Farmers give lots of free stuff to hogs and chickens held for slaughter. Agriculture mimics politics or visa versa.