Exhausting a metaphor

I have to confess I am a bit of a leadfoot. I drive a bit faster than I probably should. On the other hand, I consider myself a fairly safe and considerate driver. I’ve never received a single moving violation in over 20 years of driving. I am a militant about things like directionals and seat belts and the like.

Today, I was reminded of one of my pet peeves about other drivers. I got stuck behind this twit who decided that she was going as fast as anyone should, and decided to camp out in the left lane. She didn’t care how many people lined up behind her; she was going to stay right where she was.

I have decided that the day I hit the lottery is the day I install a rocket launcher on the hood of hte Shaggin’ Wagon. If they are very lucky and I am feeling particularly magnanimous, I’ll give idiots like her a warning shot.

As I trundled along fuming, it occurred to me that the highway I was on was a perfect metaphor for American politics. It’s OK to occasionally veer left, but you can’t stay there. The only people who stay one the left are the selfish, the arrogant, the stupid, and the insane.

It was at about that point that I started wondering if they really had fixed that exhaust leak last week…

Cynthia McKinney Apologizes As Grand Jury Meets
Ungodly hours

26 Comments

  1. Charles Bannerman April 6, 2006
  2. Sergey April 6, 2006
  3. epador April 6, 2006
  4. epador April 6, 2006
  5. JohnAnnArbor April 6, 2006
  6. Mark April 6, 2006
  7. bryanD April 6, 2006
  8. Pro Cynic April 6, 2006
  9. Angry Veteran April 6, 2006
  10. Rick13 April 6, 2006
  11. DDT April 6, 2006
  12. Rocketman April 6, 2006
  13. Peter F. April 6, 2006
  14. Jamie April 6, 2006
  15. Mike G in Corvallis April 6, 2006
  16. DavidB April 6, 2006
  17. Peter F. April 6, 2006
  18. Rick13 April 6, 2006
  19. Rance April 6, 2006
  20. Brett Fife April 6, 2006
  21. Dodo David April 6, 2006
  22. sean nyc/aa April 6, 2006
  23. IMB April 6, 2006
  24. Peter F. April 7, 2006
  25. Jordan April 10, 2006
  26. _Jon April 10, 2006