"Me? You tick off the whole state!"
-- Ken May of Charlotte
"Budget battles will suck the life right out of you."
-- Rob Christensen, Charlotte
"Teachers flea to other states."
-- Doug Cox, Greensboro
"He that lies down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas."
-- submitted by many readers
Thanks for all your entries. Here's a few more of some of the better lines we received this week:
"The press will always hound you."
"You're dogged by the media because no one cleans up your messes."
"I'm the Observer and I'm here to suck the life out of you."
"No, WE wag the tail!"
"You won 'Best in Show' -- all show."
"Living in North Carolina is getting ruff for many of us."
"NC teacher pay is lousy."
"I'm not a pest, I'm just the senator from Matthews!"
Feel free to join a discussion about the winners, add more captions of your own, or let us know your favorites by clicking the 'Comments' link below. Please join us again Monday, Aug. 11, for a new cartoon caption challenge. -- Kevin Siers