September 20, 2004

Inexplicably Zen Political Metaphor of the Year

Via Political Animal, in an otherwise straightforward and fascinating article from the Austin Statesman on political demographics, the Confidence Man reads this:

"We keep all the shrimp away from all the mussels," Republican strategist Bill Greener says of the nature of American politics. "We keep all the mussels away from the oysters. And we keep all the oysters away from all the lobsters."

Of course, if (to Texas Republicans, anyway), all American politics is shellfish, then that would explain why Jews and Muslims aren't welcome, eh?

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