"I apologize for using the term 'media circus.'"
-- David R. Winters, Glen St. Mary, FL
"I was hoping you knew something about ballooning budgets."
-- Lee Baber, Charlotte
"You think this appearance is historic? Next week, I'm on Hollywood Squares!"
-- Ken Dickson, Blowing Rock, NC
"Gallows humor is not always executed properly."
-- Doug Cox, Albemarle
"We're bailing out lots of clowns."
-- from many readers
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Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received:
"Did I say Special Olympics? I meant Clown School!"
"OK, Nancy, I’m going to explain the problems to you one more time…"
"Take my budget, please."
"Next year I'm hoping to deliver my State of the Union Address during a Comedy Central roast."
"Americans deserve serious debate on the issues."
"Hello, Rush; thanks for inviting me."
"Some think going on Late night TV is beneath the president."
"Given the public outrage, we are proposing a tax on 90% of all clown bonuses."
"We need to be careful of the signals we send out to the American public."
“This is good practice for my meeting with the Congressional leadership.”
"You look like the kind of guy I could beat at bowling."
" Sorry, the Commerce job is filled, would you consider something in Treasury?"
"I said, 'No stem cells for cloning!'"
Please join us again Monday, March 30, for a new cartoon caption challenge.