Sunday, October 5, 2008
Peggy Noonan, who wrote that "thousand points of light" line for BUSH 1 was on the Meet the Press today talking about her new book Patriotic Grace. She talked in her annoying patrician manner about the trolley coming off its track of America or some such crap. What annoyed the hell out of me is this idea of conservatives using train metaphors. They have no right to use a damn metaphor about public transportation. The trolley isn't coming off the tracks, you ass. The trolley tracks were pulled up all over the US when the auto companies and real estate lobby and their allies in government wrecked the public transportation systems in cities all over the US and replaced them with the interstate highway system. Use a new metaphor for your patriotic grass.