“I told Medvedev I’d have some wiggle room after my re-election.”
-- Phil Clutts of Harrisburg
“I couldn’t keep a lid on the health care controversy any longer.”
-- Carolyn Hudson, Columbia, S.C.
“Judicial review? Oh, come on, I was just baiting you.”
-- Steve Epperson, Gastonia
“Yep, this is D.C. No backbones here.”
-- Bill McGloughlin, Charlotte
“Yes, we’re canned.”
Brandon Swann, Nottingham, Md.
Kudos as well to Scott Tredwell, Advance, N.C., whose entry was along the same lines as the winner.
Thanks for all your entries. Here’s a selection of some of the other better lines we received:
“People are like fish; you’ve got to give them something they want.”
“I think we’re losing in the court of public opinion.”
“The Supreme Court will let us off the hook.”
“We’ve got a lot of issues to tackle.”
“We need to put a lid on Fast and Furious.”
“The Republicans keep trying to bait me.”
“At least we’re not crawling around in the muck like the Republicans.”
“I can worm my way out of anything.”
“It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.”
“Welcome to the U.S. budget process.”
“Siers opened up a can of worms with this one.”
That last entry was sent in by Ross Levin of Charlotte who spoke more truly than he knew. For an alternative view of this week's illustration, please see the comments section. -- Kevin Siers