Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Tuesday, 2018.10.16
If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the
Constitution. It conveys precious little of the flavor of today's statecraft.
Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing
listings for all the organizations with titles beginning with the word

		George Will


Mixed Metaphor Award

Time to present another Mixed Metaphor Award. This go around the award goes to Barack Obama staffer Mika Brzezinski:

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Well, but you can’t argue that the Clinton campaign didn’t do some serious damage in light of the Wright stuff and the bitter comments–

SCARBOROUGH: That wasn’t the Clinton campaign.

BRZEZINSKI: They pounced on it like lemmings.

SCARBOROUGH: That wasn’t the Clinton campaign–

BRZEZINSKI: Oh, please.

SCARBOROUGH: And I don’t know if lemmings actually pounce. I think lemmings go over cliffs.

(H/T Eric Scheie)