Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for March 20, 2001
"Mr. Nichols, why don't you do the school a favor and fire Mrs. Godfrey?" "Nate, Mrs. Godfrey is an exceptional teacher. She is not going to be fired. Accept it." "Ah, so you're saying you want to fire her, but you can't because she's blackmailing you!" "No, I'm saying that Mrs. Godfrey is an exceptional teacher and..." "Exceptional teacher, gotcha, right."