Friday, January 30, 2009

Latest Language Problem 

Is there some written or unwritten rule that the more economic shit hits the fan, the more every single elected official is obliged to mix, belabor, flog, abuse, render, interrogate, and otherwise torture every possible metaphor?  

I know that kind of shit is standard in public "speech," but lately I feel like I hear entire speeches by various politicians that consist of only tortured metaphors.

Today, Mayor Bloomberg said, I believe, that "you can only squeeze so much blood from a stone."

Can you, really?

Maybe Obama inadvertently started this.  It's rhetoric gone wildly awry.


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