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December 23, 2005

This Simile Is What You're Getting For Christmas

Few people can handle a masturbation-themed figure of speech like Matt Taibbi:

Bush and his mouthpieces continue to try to obfuscate and cloud the issue of why we're in Iraq, and they do so not only selectively but constantly, compulsively, like mental patients who can't stop jacking off in public.

This is nice too:

McClellan, a cringing yes-man type who tries to soften the effect of his non- answers by projecting an air of being just as out of the loop as you are, starts pimping lies and crap the moment he enters the room. He's the cheapest kind of political hack, a greedy little bum making a living by throwing his hat on the ground and juggling lemons for pennies.

And there's more.

Posted at December 23, 2005 10:20 PM | TrackBack

I dunno, I wouldfeel pity for mental patients so encumbered.

Juggling lemons for pennies is a rather nice turn of phrase, and very evocative of the cheap, poisonous taste one has after watching him perform--the tang of soured copper.

Posted by: Saheli at December 24, 2005 11:30 AM

Rolling Stone seems to be in a different universe from the rest of the media; I tend to thing that Rolling Stone's world is the real one. I wonder when the rest will teleport themselves over.

Posted by: jonj at December 24, 2005 07:48 PM

Matt Taibbi is like a lucid Hunter S. Thompson. Which is usually a very good thing.

Posted by: Matt_C at December 24, 2005 07:49 PM