November 11, 2002

Duck, Duck, Mongoose Here's a

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