Camille Paglia also mentioned the eenie-weenie/massive drill, um, juxtaposition.
From Salon this morning: “And Obama’s tire gauge mini-crusade was a mortifying misfire with those same voters — a shiny little gadget specializing in the literally lightweight issue of air versus the greasy, brawny push for massive, phallic drilling into the seabed of mother earth. Symbols matter!”
Symbols do matter and, raising our sights somewhat, the tire gauge is furthermore reminiscent of a PowerPoint presentation, which also isn’t manly, according to Reid Buckley. He won’t allow them at his public speaking school. Keep in mind that Reid usually wears at least three knives strapped to his belt.