Politics & Policy

Murray Fumbles Football Metaphor

How to take a crowd of 3,000 crazed college kids screaming their lungs out for the greatest president on earth, and not only shut them up, but bored them to tears in less than minute? Sen. Patty Murray has the answer — prolonged, nonsensical football metaphors:

Almost as amusing in text:

When you get the kickoff in the endzone way behind and you got to pick it up and you got to get it all the way to the other end, kinda happened to us when he became president and we got this little football from the Bush administration waaaay back in the endzone, had to pick it up and play by play by heard-earned yard a hard-earned yard get it up the field to the 50 yard line, and it was tough work. We’ll I’ll tell you what, when you get to the 50 yard line you don’t say ‘shoo, that was hard I’m going home.’ You don’t say ‘I don’t like that last play I’m giving up.’ You pick up that football and you keep going and you get your team together ‘til you get it into the endzone and that’s what we’re doing under the leadership of this president.

Never should have run that one out, Patty. Next time just take a knee.

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...


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