Monday, October 15, 2007

Wide Stance Republicans

He has a wide stance when going to the bathroom
Please please PLEASE let this phrase get the widespread (no pun intended) adoption it deserves!

This Modern World's Tom Tomorrow wrote in a recent post that hypocritically sanctimonious Republicans having embarrassingly public downfalls is becoming quite the pattern lately.
The recent run of outed Republican Sexual Hypocrites reminds me of the moment — and I remember this quite clearly — at which the phrase “going postal” entered the lexicon. You read about one postal worker going on a gun rampage, and then another, and then yet another — and then suddenly it seemed to click for everyone, that there was a distinct pattern emerging, that these weren’t simply troubling isolated incidents but rather a symptom of some larger problem (i.e. the soulless monotony of the job).

We’re clearly at that pattern recognition moment now, the moment at which it becomes obvious to everyone that there’s more going on here, that some not insignificant percentage of sanctimonious moralizers are in fact leading personal lives significantly at odds with their public pronouncements. To put it politely.

I’m just not sure what the phrase should be in this instance. “Going Republican”?

Just a few days later, thanks to the miracle of blog reader participation, I think we have a winner: "wide stance Republicans":
Perhaps espousing anti-gay positions while secretly craving homosexual love should enter the lexicon as “having a wide stance”.

Besides being a highly quoted Craig line, it can be taken to mean your public stance is way wide of your private stance, as it were.


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