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Opening Arguments

A good offense

Another language pet peeve:

The Clintons are barnstorming Indiana, with six stops today and Thursday in a push to win this state's May 6 primary election.
Former President Bill Clinton will hold rallies for his wife's presidential campaign today in Lawrenceburg, Richmond and Fort Wayne. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will crisscross the state on Thursday, with stops in Terre Haute, Anderson and Evansville.
“This is really the Clinton full-court press,” said Robert Schmuhl, professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Anybody who follows basketball knows that a full-court press is a defensive move -- the idea is to slow down the team with the ball so much that it has trouble even getting out of the backcourt. But people who use the term figuratively use it to describe an offensive maneuver -- to go all out to win, as the Clintons are doing now. In their case, though, given Obama's lead, maybe the defensive interpretation can be justified. You know what they say about the best defense . . .


Tue, 03/18/2008 - 10:36am

Time for Obama to throw it over the top for an easy bucket.