June 28, 2004

Memo To Strib Staff

To: Star/Tribune Staff
From: The Whole World
Re: Remedial Metaphor Training.

It's come to management's attention that Star/Tribune staff need some remedial familiarization with basic metaphors.

For example:

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who as a legislator opposed the rail line, said that the opposition is water over the bridge
Barring the occasional MNDoT road construction miscalculation, this metaphor really makes no sense.

Details as they become available.

Posted by Mitch at June 28, 2004 07:40 AM

Perhaps Pawlenty really did say "water over the bridge." Perhaps it wasn't a flub, but a VEILED THREAT..."WE WILL DESTROY LIGHT RAIL AS GREAT FLOODWATERS OVERCOME VAST BRIDGES!" Sounds pretty ominous to me.

Posted by: Tim at June 28, 2004 03:12 PM