Treading Lightly: US Political Metaphors (Part One)

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“Bush Dips a Toe Back Into Washington.”

“Chris Christie Supporters “Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop”

“On Campaign Trail, Missteps on Gender… With a bizarre illustration of Hillary Rodham Clinton and a profile of Wendy Davis, The Times Magazine has tripped over gender-based double standards.”

“The State Department also took the unusual move of walking back the remarks of Kerry.”

“First, shoot yourself in the foot. Then repeat…”

 “The House GOP Immigration Walk-Back.”

 “I know from experience, the only way you get good government is for the citizens to hold its feet to the fire.” (Jesse Ventura)

 

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The Sole of Canadian Politics

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“The grass doesn’t grow under Justin’s feet.”

“Hudak falls well short in Ontario campaign, steps down as PC leader.”

“Keystone missteps, Senate scandal have Harper stumbling.”

“‘I’m not stepping aside’ Toronto Mayor Rob Ford insists.”

“Alberta’s next Tory premier better walk on water.”

“Ontario political parties walking a fine line with Ontario’s ethnic voters.”

“Who will fill (all of) Jim Prentice’s shoes?”