Conservative and with a duck

Greg’s new rainy day fun game, repurposing Mallard Fillmore strips, reminds me of the time I was at a conference of editorial page editors, back in the early nineties, and met an editor — I’m pretty sure she was from the Washington Times — who was one of that strip’s earliest champions. Her description of Mallard Fillmore remains lodged in my mind: “It’s like Doonesbury — but conservative and with a duck!

I don’t know why that still makes me smile, but it does.