This is five years old and there isn't really any good reason to blog it now, but what the hell. From The A.V. Club's interview with Bloom County's Berke Breathed:
O: Is the liberal stance of the early strips indicative of your own personal politics?
BB: Liberal, shmiberal. That should be a new word. Shmiberal: one who is assumed liberal, just because he's a professional whiner in the newspaper. If you'll read the subtext for many of those old strips, you'll find the heart of an old-fashioned Libertarian. And I'd be a Libertarian, if they weren't all a bunch of tax-dodging professional whiners.
I also enjoyed his reaction to a question about unauthorized reprints on the Web: "What the hell are you talking about? My strips are there? Is this that Napster shit people keep mentioning?"