"I deserve all of this!"
-- Mike Haas of Mooresville
"That's the trouble with free rides, you never know where they will take you."
-- James R. Gaultney, Forest City, N.C.
"Look, plenty of room for all our supporters!"
-- Tannessa Wilson, Gastonia
“Look at the bright side, Mike: it’s free; it has a 360-degree oceanfront; and best of all, there are no News & Observer reporters!”
-- Ross Bailey, Cornelius
"I got this all on my own!"
-- from several readers
"Able was I ere I saw Elba."
-- OK, no one sent this in, but I wish someone had.
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Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received:
"We are SO worth it!"
"Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue!"
"Just let them try to serve that subpoena now."
"I thought there was a raft in graft."
"In my mind, I'm gone from Carolina."
"I thought this was just a three-hour tour!"
"It was supposed to be an eight-year tour!"
“Honey, when did Erskine say we can return from vacation?”
"Now where are the reporters and critics when you need them?"
"Surely there's a bridge builder somewhere in North Carolina who owes you a favor."
"It's just like the last 4 years....it didn't cost us anything!"
"Welcome to Fantasy Island!"
“It’s the only palm we haven’t greased!”
“Pirating funds wasn’t such a great idea after all!”
"No worries, my job includes liberal vacation pay!"
“Forget Ginger and Mary Ann, I want to be Mrs. Howell!”
“I told you we could retire to our own island!”
"I'm still not going to resign!"
"When it comes to ethics, we missed the boat!"
Please join us again Monday, June 8, for a new cartoon caption challenge.