An interesting misunderstanding
Someone quoted to me the following from a Josh Marshall blog post:
Think back to your grade school science class.
We're like the Saber-toothed Tiger sinking into the tar pit. And over on dry land are a few giraffes munching away on some leaves. And we're taunting them with what terms we're going to give them to buy into the good thing we've got going on.
Yes, an over-dramatic metaphor. But you get the idea.
I had to read the whole post to realize that Josh was talking about the Bush administrations involvement in Iraq and their appeal for help from the Europeans. When I first read it, I thought he was talking about the Democratic leaderships' reaction to the Dean campaign.