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    It’s an Ostrich…It’s a Political Appointee… It’s Screwup Man!

    superbrown.jpgQuote:  "So I guess you want me to be the superhero, to step in there and take everyone out of New Orleans." Former FEMA director Michael Brown, testifying before Congress

    Figure of Speechdiasyrmus (die ah SIR mus), the silly comparison

    The diasyrmus (Greek for "tear apart") belittles the opponent's argument with a ridiculous analogy. The disgraced federal bureaucrat employs the perfect figure in this case. Imagine Michael Brown as a superhero.

    Snappy Answer:  "What I wanted you to do is your job..."  (For once we didn’t have to make this up! Chris Shays, a Republican congressman from Connecticut, said it in reply to Brown.)

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    Yeah! Git em Shays!
    January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

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