It's time to remove the lame duck. I don't refer to George W. Bush, but rather to Mallard Fillmore. The strip's bombastic lopsidedness has hit a new low portraying our teachers as inept, lazy and ignorant. I greatly appreciate my children's teachers, dealing with 28-33 students in second and fourth grades. I know that most readers would agree that the teachers in this state deserve better.

I know the comic strip's "caustic conservatism" is supposed to strike a chord with the red crowd in Utah, but I don't know any who appreciate the lows it goes to trying to make a point. It isn't insightful enough for the editorial page, and it's not funny enough for the funnies.

The lamest of lame ducks needs to be brought to the end of his term.

Dave Wilson

Saratoga Springs