Mallard Fillmore

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Mallard Fillmore is a newspaper comic strip with a conservative point of view, by cartoonist Bruce Tinsley. It appears in about four hundred U. S. newspapers. The title character is in fact a mallard duck. It first appeared in the Charlottesville, Va Daily Progress, but was dropped when Tinsley refused to tone down its conservative politics; it was subsequently picked up by The Washington Times.[1] It has also been attacked by the liberal media for it's conservative slant.[2]

The name of the character is word play on the name of the 13th President of the United States of America, Millard Fillmore.

During the week of June 10, 2002 the strip dealt with the academic success of home-schooled students.[3]

One particular strip is famous for its last line: "Ooops! I forgot to tell a joke!" which perfectly summarizes Mallard Fillmore's attitude towards humor. [Who says?]


  1. Mallard Fillmore, King Features Syndicate site.
  3. Mallard Fillmore, 06/10/2002