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Nomenclature

I have made the point before, but I will make it again, since Andrew Sullivan persists in calling Schwarzenegger an Eagle–his name for patriotic, fiscally conservative, social liberals. This is a flatfooted creature for an American political bestiary. There is no trace of mockery, as there is in Thomas Nast’s donkeys and elephants (and Nast was a Republican). Gee, Andrew, why not call your soulmates Kings of the Jungle, or Unicorns, or Thrones, Dominions and Powers?

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