A federal lawmaker has joined the heads of two grassroots political organizations in launching an online petition seeking the removal of Education Secretary Rod Paige.

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Campaign for America's Future Co-director Robert Borosage, and MoveOn.org's Peter Schurman have created a web site, www.firepaige.org, asking President Bush to fire Paige for calling the nation's largest teachers union a "terrorist organization." At press time, the site reportedly had more than 200,000 unique signatures.

Paige, who made his comment in a private meeting with governors Feb. 23,...

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