Duck, Duck, Mongoose
Here's a good mid-term election post-mortem from Barbara Amiel, including some nice metaphors from the animal kingdom.
Bush is Konrad Lorenz and the American electorate is a row of ducks following him around, quacking "Daddy." (She means this in the nicest possible way.)
As for the Democrats:
they were rather like mongooses. A mongoose crouched in the bushes can spot the tiny triangular head of a snake but might easily miss a steamroller. It is attuned to look for danger from that small shape but doesn't have the field of vision for bigger threats. Similarly, the reality of war as a threat to America has simply not been a part of the post-war Democratic vision.Posted by Dr. Frank at November 11, 2002 08:51 AM | TrackBack