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Opening Arguments

Stop that bus!


Word to the wise, all you politicos: Beware of the bus.

This humble mode of transportation has become an unstoppable serial killer this presidential season, metaphorically speaking. Hardly a week goes by without someone reviving the cliche of the 2008 campaign -- that a former ally of a candidate has been thrown under a bus.

I'm sorry to say I found myself using the phrase in an editorial instead of coming up with something different, such as, "Obama has just defenestrated Wright" or thrown him down the manhole or set fire to his shoes or anything else.


Harl Delos
Wed, 05/07/2008 - 10:04am

It's probably all for the better, Leo. If you wrote that Obama had defenestrated Wright, all the Arthur C. Clarke fans would wonder if he had done it one Inch at a time.

Poor Osbert!

Wed, 05/07/2008 - 1:02pm

Doesn't anyone get thrown to the wolves anymore?

Or are the wolves protected from being used like that now?

Leo Morris
Wed, 05/07/2008 - 2:08pm

Yes, but it's OK to throw the wolf under the bus.

Bob G.
Thu, 05/08/2008 - 8:51am

I dunno...with the looming fuel crisis, maybe they'd all be better off tossed under the BICYCLE.
...Or the jogger.
Would that make us a "walk-friendly" city after that?



Fri, 05/09/2008 - 11:44am

Bicycle maybe, if it's a Surly Pugsley: