Still, Republic Party gets a ton of g-hits, about 130,000, many of course to parties that actually contain that element, but a good number to sources making the same point that Garry Trudeau does.
By the way, Trudeau has the aid using Bush's own account (see here) of the form:
… Sir, part of it may be their irritation over how often you mispronounce their name.Again, it is surely not a phonological issue, but a morphological one.
Update, Sunday morning: We have a specialist on the topic now, including the full strip, here. For the record, Ben, I'm counting Trudeau as "remarkably prescient".