Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for March 10, 2004
Boopsie: You wanted to see me, sir? President King: Nice of you to give me a heads-up on your plan to end football at Walden, Ms. Boopstein! Boopsie: Well, sir, I figured if you knew about it in advance, you'd feel pressured to prevent it by firing me... but now that I've done it, you can't fire me without looking like you're not serious about cleaning up the program. So you see, I was looking after your best... King: You're fired.