Friday, October 17, 2008

You're gonna have to learn your clichés. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to know them.

I would like to retire two hackneyed phrases from this campaign season.

No more people should be "thrown under the bus." And henceforth policy matters or political questions may not be referred to as "too much inside baseball."

Thank you.

3 comments:

Carlos said...

Peter, here are a few more for your consideration:

"Get into the weeds"

"Pivot"

"brand" as in the "Obama brand"

Anonymous said...

Gamechanger?

I'm Not Ned said...

Anyone who describes themselves as a "maverick" should be thrown under the bus.

Although Merriam-Webster defines a maverick as a "motherless calf" which summarizes McCain's campaign pretty well; wandering in circles making irritating bleating sounds.