Sunday, May 17, 2009

Obama mangles metaphors

Do you know that foundation rests on pillars and not the other way round? Obama seems to think so-
From the president’s new speech, linked on RCP, entitled, “Two Pillars of a New Foundation.”

I have spoken repeatedly of the need to lay a new foundation for lasting prosperity; a foundation that will support good jobs and rising incomes; a foundation for economic growth where we no longer rely on excessive debt and reckless risk - but instead on skilled workers and sound investments to lead the world in the industries of the 21st century.

Two pillars of this new foundation are clean energy and health care.

Does Obama know that pillars rest on top of foundations, not the other way around? If George W. Bush said something like this, we’d never hear the end of it.

There you go, smartest president ever( so we are told).

(emphasis mine)