Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (MIchael Scherer of TIme Should Find a Different Profession Edition)
Michael Scherer, 5:54 pm, April 23, 2010:
Republican Governors Pay Homage To Guy Fawkes.... Guy Fawkes, a Catholic radical who is remembered primarily for his failed attempt, on November 5, 1605, to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I.... Now, the... Republican Governors Association has embraced the symbolism of Fawkes.... President Obama plays the roll [sic] of King James, the Democratic leadership is Parliament...
Michael Scherer, sometime April 24, 2010:
[T]he tale of Fawkes has been so thoroughly appropriated by so many that it is just not right to associate the latest appropriators with the intent of the original criminal in 1605... To suggest that this is what the RGA is doing now is, it seems to me, overly simplistic and inflammatory...
- if Obama is King James I, and
- if Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are the lords of Parliament,
- then the Republicans are associating the latest appropriators with the intent of the original criminal in 1605,
- aren't they?
To claim otherwise--to say that the Republicans are not saying what they are saying--would be very inflammatory.