A person would have to live under a rock to avoid politics this week. Which would be very uncomfortable. To avoid the pain, I’m stepping into the fray with three political metaphors I’m thinking about this Thursday.
- Hurricane Issac shut down Day 1 of the Republican Convention. Does anyone else see that as a highly ironic act of nature or God metaphor? (In my opinion, the timing would be equally ironic had it occurred at the other party’s convention.)
- On Tuesday, the new first day of the Republican Convention, two college students in Ron Paul tee shirts entered Target, where I was shopping, via the exit door. Need I say more?
- Our daughter was born during the 1988 Democratic Convention when Micheal Dukakis and Lloyd Benson were nominated. A month later our niece was born during the 1988 Republican Convention when George H. Bush and Dan Quayle were nominated. For 24 years, I’ve pondered the metaphorical significance of the timing of their births and am still waiting for enlightenment.
How about you? What political metaphors are lurking where you live? Leave a comment.