dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Councilman Radcliffe's need to hide behind doublespeak in order to avoid saying a flat no to Elly defeats and confuses her.

(Strip Number 4705, Original Publication Date, 4 November 1986)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at Radcliffe's office as he fails to explain his position to Elly in terms that she can understand. His jargon-laden speech is represented as swirls of words that go nowhere so Lynn can make a not very subtle point about politicians.

Panel 2: Back at the library, Sue asks Elly if she'd gotten to meet Radcliffe and if he'd said anything about the grant they've seized on as a miracle cure to the problem. Elly says that she isn't sure what he said.

Panel 3: You see, the man talks in circles.

Summary: Lynn seems to have distinct trouble with prim, proper bureaucratic procedure. Not only does she not have the patience to listen to people, she had Elly say that for some reason, the trivial and pointless goals maintaining sports facilities and ensuring clean rivers and drinking water took precedence over forcing people to attend the theatre to be uplifted against their will. They can have their silly sports and their clean water after her goals are met because we're dealing with someone who thinks you can spend the same dollar twice.

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