Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Islands in the stream, that is what we are

Ann Althouse skewers Kerry's lame metaphor about changing horses midstream thusly:

We'll never hear the end of this horse in the stream business. It just keeps getting new frills. So we need a "taller horse," because the current horse "drowning" as we go into "deeper waters." And now we've added a waterfall. So I guess we need a special kind of horse that's especially good at surviving a precipitous drop, which you'd really want in a situation where two horse were simultaneously going over a waterfall and you decided your horse was less crashworthy and that it would be a good idea to try to get onto the other horse while you were still in the waterfall. That's quite the metaphor.

Read the whole thing at the link above.

It reminds me of an old Wick Fowler review of a vaudeville act, where a man blew a cork out of a bottle by puffing on the bunghole. It went something like this:

Now, if he had blown the bunghole through the corkhole, or the cork through the bunghole, or the corkhole through the bunghole, or the bunghole through his asshole; well, that would have been something.

If the Democrats had a candidate like Wick Fowler, well . . . that woulda been something.


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