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    Does Her Judicial Philosophy Involve Sinking Teeth Into People?

    haripit.jpgQuote:  "QUESTION:  The President has called [Harriet Miers] a pit bull in size six shoes.  Could you elaborate? MR. McCLELLAN:  Carl, what we have talked about publicly is her record and her qualifications and her judicial philosophy."  Press briefing with White House spokesman Scott McClellan.

    Figure of Speechmetastasis (met ah STAY sis), the figure that flits past the subject.

    Scott McClellan chooses to say nothing with a metastasis, which barely touches the issue at hand before hightailing it out of there. It may be the politician's very favorite figure of all.

    Snappy Answer:  "Is a small-footed household pet really qualified for the Supreme Court?"

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