Jack S. Phogbound
All Text © Denis
|With his pot-belly
and penchant for political pork, SENATOR JACK S. PHOGBOUND
is satirist Al
Capp's skewed archetype of a filibustering southern politician.
Senator Phogbound is corrupt, a conspiratorial blowhard, often
wears a coonskin cap to impress his constituents, and sometimes
carries a ramrod rifle to show he remains a trustworthy good
ol' boy. In one funny sequence Phogbound can't campaign in Dogpatch
so he sends staffers with an old gas bag that resembles him.
When he isn't on junkets to the Riviera, ol' Jack S. (Jackass,
get it?) does seem to spend a disproportionate amount of his
time campaigning in or passing through Dogpatch,
which makes sense from a plot standpoint, but where, it can also
be surmised, no one ever votes.