Friday, June 23, 2006

Getting Our Metaphors Straight

WHAT'S WITH ALL the 'cut and run' references lately? It's a favorite among Republicans trying to argue that the Dems want to flee Iraq. Some Republicans have amended the phrase, saying that what some on the left want to do is 'cut and jog.' Mitch McConnell even said, 'cut and walk' the other day. Tony Snow uses the phrase at nearly every press conference.

Here's my issue: 'cut and run' is a sailing term that refers to sails and slips, not a metaphor for turning on your heels and running.

So cut out the 'cut and run' references. Now!


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