Mr. Ryan showed his conservative mettle in 2008 when he folded like a lawn chair on the auto bailout and the Wall Street bailout.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Our language has always been an in-progress proposition, and this is especially true of figures of speech. What's rare morphs into our every day usage, the cliches are given a a fresh twist. Obviously a published collection of such expressions can never be truly finished. Thus there were lots and lots of new similes to make Visible Ink's new edition of my original Similes Dictionary truly new. And, unsurprisingly, no sooner had I sent the new manuscript to the publisher, than new examples cropped up. This being presidential election season, more figures of speech pertaining to politicians are inevitable. For starters this one about Republican Vice-Presidential wannabe Paul Ryan as a compromiser by New York Times Op-Ed contributor David Stockman