I heard from a reader wondering what I thought of the Doonesbury strips running this week in the Tribune.

Considering the milder strips they’ve held back over the years, it was shocking that they went with this one, let alone all the other references to trans vaginal exams in the middle of their comics page this week. Editorial lapse? Tribune feeling sympathetic to the strip’s position? Or an attempt to give Doonesbury enough rope to hang itself with their readers, so they can get rid of it permanently?

I asked the reader for his or her (it was an anonymous e-mail) own opinion of the strips.