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    And Which Beatle Is Closest to Your Judicial Philosophy?

    desertisland.jpegQuote:   You are trapped alone on a deserted island. What five amendments do you take with you?  Gerald Glover, suggesting a Senate question for Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in Slate.

    Figure of Speech:  parabola (puh RA bo lah), the parable

    A parabola (Greek for "to cast aside," for some reason) is a story that brings together contrasting thoughts or characters to make a moral point.

    We can guess Roberts wouldn't need the "so-called right to privacy," as he put it.  Uh, which amendment was that?

    Snappy Answer:  That's a Democratic fantasy, not a question.

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