"I chose an ordinary, unassuming mutt, just like me."
-- David Scovill, Mooresville
"He's a gift from the media. They've always lionized me."
-- also David Scovill, Mooresville
"Cleaning up after Congress is above my pay grade!"
-- Jesse Rogers, Charlotte
"'Bailout' is really growing fast!"
-- Wayne D. Thurman, Lancaster, SC
"Yes, I canine!"
-- Lee Baber, Charlotte
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Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received this week:
"Heel, Rahm, heel!"
"Heeling the economy will be my first pet project."
"There's certainly a legacy of dogs in the White House. Let's see...there's 'Rex', 'Millie', 'Buddy', 'Barney', and, oh yeah, 'W'."
"There was some strange exchange problem with the pound."
Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can assuming the presidency.
"This is one mess I am about to get into."
"And you thought the Bushes at the White House reeked before…"
"In fact, we're vetting Hillary for State right now as we speak."
"Our new White House pet, we named her 'Deficit'."
"No wonder Mr. Bush was so eager to turn over the reins."
"At my White House there will be two types of reporters - the quick and the dead!"
" I’m delivering on my first big promise to a special interest group, my daughters!"
"I like my dogs big and my government even bigger!"
"I sure hope we don't have to vet this one."
"Why did I ever the the girls that they could have any kind of dog without preconditions?"
"It looks bad from here. I hope we can get this thing turned around."
"Now I'm ready for the right-wing media."
"He looked a lot tamer when he was George Bush's economy."
“We went with a dog the size of my ego.”
"Everyone's talking bulls and bears, and I inherit an economy that's a dog!"
Please join us again Monday, Nov. 24, for a new cartoon caption challenge.