The Corner

Eagles and Ostriches

Call me crazy or maybe color me a French literary theorist, but I don’t think the Ostrich and the Eagle are supposed to be Bush or Kerry. There supposed to be the viewer. I watch that ad and what I hear is the DNC telling voters not to be ostriches, i.e. don’t be afraid to switch courses and vote for Kerry. The fact that there’s so much confusion about the ads might suggest they’re not as effective as the DNC thinks, but that’s the impression I kind of thought they were going for. DNC to America: Be an Eagle Vote For Kerry.

Now, of course, being more literal, Eagles are unilateralists who prefer preemptive strikes. But now we’re back where we started.