February 25, 2004

Socially Unacceptable Neologisms

... or, shall we say, a touch more unacceptable than is the norm hereabouts ...

OK, so if Clinton's 1998 bombing of Osama bin Laden (supposedly) in order to distract attention from the Lewinsky scandal at home was called an example of "Wagging the Dog"; then could we not call Bush's 2004 demagoguery around gay marriage (demonstrably) in order to distract attention from his dismal failures both at home and abroad an example of ... wait for it ... "wagging the fag"?

(And, no, it would not be "fagging the dog": that is the alternate demagogue practice [cf, Sen Rick Santorum, R-PA] of equating homosexuality with bestiality.)

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