December 8, 2004
"Here... Step Over To The Rug"
I don't know dick all about US Treasury Secretary John Snow.
New York Times, Dec. 6:
President Bush has decided to replace John W. Snowas treasury secretary and has been looking closely at a number of possible replacements, including the White House chief of staff, Andrew H. Card Jr., Republicans with ties to the White House say...
But I think I know a rope-a-dope when I see one.
Posted by Kate at December 8, 2004 6:23 PM
It takes a Canadian to create "the blogsphere’s only known animated John Snow post!" Kudos, Kate.
A good brief, relevant article is at the following url:
The author, Stephen Moore, is president of the "Club for Growth", a political group that advocates libertarian-leaning economic policy. Moore thinks rather highly of Snow.
Isn't "I don't know dick all" a double negative?
When you use the word "dick" in a sentence, in which it is not a proper name, all normal rules of grammar are suspended.
NYT must have used the same source as the one at the Republican convention who passed Dan Rather that "hot rumour" that Dick ("All") Cheney would be dropped from the ticket.
the most popular topic of conversation was whether President Bush might surprise and announce during the convention that Vice President Cheney would not be running with him this year... This rumor has swirled around a bit from time to time throughout the year, the chatter being that Mr. Bush would prefer to run with Sen. John McCain – or maybe Rudy Giuliani – and will sooner or later find a way to do it.