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Senator Lucias Bedfellow was the greedy and arguably evil senator for Bloom County's state. He frequently came under scrutiny from his constituents in the meadow; it somehow got to the point that Hodge-Podge would honk Bedfellow's nose every time that the man spoke (for talking "bull patties"). The local press also made a habit of going after the Senator (mostly in the form of aggressive innuendos by Milo Bloom, much of which questioned his involvement in the controversial disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa). Bedfellow was involved in a number of scandals (albeit mostly cooked up by the local press), the final being the illicit trade of illegal Bill the Cat tote bags in 1983. He was convicted and sent to prison, and was never referenced again in the strip. The last panel he appears in shows him behind bars, being approached by burly thugs angered over his support of capital punishment.
Senator Bedfellow eventually reappeared 22 years later as a recurring character in Opus, with no mention of his incarceration. The new Bedfellow, like the old, was often the target of newspaper articles, and is mentioned several times as having an ex-wife. He disappeared after the first few years.--Wikipedia's article on Bloom County
April 13, 2012