Thursday, January 20, 2005

Changes in Platitudes

Someone had the inauguration on in the office so I listened to Bush’s speech. I haven’t heard such a steaming pile of sophomoric aphorisms, thudding metaphors, and sampler-stitched platitudes since I sat through a sales meeting pushing fake-wood-grain-finished vinyl windows at the Jeld-Wen factory in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in 1994.