I was not aware that “turd blossom” was now considered a term to risque for some newspapers. According to this article, some newspapers took offense at todays comic strip of Doonesbury for use of the term. Here is the strip itself:
One of the things I have always loved about Gary Trudeau is that all political people are his targets, and thus, he can be enjoyed by all people, no matter what their political affiliation. Was it that took offense at Karl Rove being the subject of the joke? Or was it the term itself? Whatever the reason, censorship is never a good thing, and on something this small, it just speaks ill of the mindset of our country as a whole.