Mansfield Fox

Law student. Yankees fan. Massive fraggle. Just living the American dream.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

WATCH THOSE METAPHORS, BILL Bill Bennett, you know, the one with the gambling problem, commented upon the Democratic primary thusly (as summarized by RealClear Politics):

"Bennett's comment, which I had read somewhere earlier in the week, was that since 1952 every candidate who has won Iowa and New Hampshire has gone on to win their parties nomination. Bennett suggested that if you were in the World Series of Poker Kerry would have a 90% chance of ending up with the nomination."

If you were an erstwhile public moralist who'd recently been scoured for losing millions of dollars in high-stakes gambling, wouldn't you try to pick a different metaphor for your public comments on electoral politics?