From “Transmetropolitan vol. 4: The New Scum.”
Prior to his election, Gary “The Smiler” Callahan was shown to be a sociopath who would say and do anything in order to ensure that he became president. It’s worth noting that he eventually got what was coming to him by the end of the series thanks to the efforts of Spider and his Filthy Assistants. Our world has reflected “Transmetropolitan” in some welcome, disturbing, and surprising ways since its original publication. I can only hope that it will continue to do so in light of recent events.