Two things that made me laugh today:
1. This quote from P.J. O’Rourke:
In the language of politics there is only one translation for the phrase “hope and change,” to wit, “big, fat government.”
2. This item from Google News.
It made me wonder how CBS news knew this.
Was it learned at a news conference? “Mr. President, what did you do on your first morning in office.” “The first thing I did after breakfast was fix my gaze on national security.”
Or was it at an Oval Office photo op where he was photographed staring out the window? “What’s he doing?” “Shhh. He’s fixing his gaze on national security.”
Well, if you have nothing interesting to report, I suppose one can be reduced to writing cliches.
For more fun with the term, you can google for “fixes gaze.” You’ll find that even George Bush was capable of fixing his gaze, whatever it means.
CBS may have been embarrassed by its own headline, because the title is still there if you search Google News, but when you go to the actual link it now says something less silly. Trying to take away our fun, it looks like.