Comprehensive immigration reform is like Iraq, sez Mickey.
No! Economic stimulus is like Iraq, sez Applebaum.
No! The auto bailout is like Iraq, sez Mickey.
No! The auto bailout is like the Middle East, sez David Sanger.
No! The auto bailout is like Vietnam, sez Mickey.
There was a time, during the 2006 midterm elections, when I wanted to outlaw the playing of football, just so George Allen would stop making football analogies.
Reading the fifteen-thousandth "this thing I clearly don't quite understand is like this war that I'm also not totally sure about" analogy, I think it's about time to outlaw war. If not for the death and destruction and all, can we at least do it for the good of the poor, tortured similes?
[Does this mean you'll be marching in next week's Code Pink/A.N.S.W.E.R. joint rally/papier mache-off? -- ed. Front row, center!]