Annals of Failed Metaphors

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October 14, 2009 8:20 a.m.

In response to press reports saying that the health care reform train is leaving the station with President Obama at the wheel (or whatever you use to run a train), Michael Steele just told Fox to look out because he is “cow on the tracks.” In other words, in addition to his other shortcomings, Steele is apparently unschooled on the history of train/cow confrontations, though I’m not sure it’s a metaphor Democrats will necessarily want to dispute. Later, in a new strike in his on-going war with his own dignity, Steele pleaded for a “Rodney King moment” on health care.

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