Friday, March 21, 2008

Puzzling political metaphor of the day

From CNN, an overwritten behind-the-scenes account of Eliot Spitzer's resignation, with salivating journalists, thick air (thick with anticipation, natch), and a barking reporter. And then there's this sentence:

Spitzer had described himself as a political "steamroller." But in the end this proud politician had only crushed himself.
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lesle said...

Condoleezza Rice commenting on the peeking in passport files: without pause and in one breath she said she will "stay on top of it and get to the bottom of it."

Michael Leddy said...

That's a remarkable one. Thank you, Lesle!