I joke, knowing he's being metaphoric, as the eternally youthful Mr. Safire, still very much on the job, could easily explain, and does every week in his delightful column "On Language." And as Safire says the kids say, "I dig it the most, Daddio."
Adam Bonin's Unused Question Extra
"[I'm] not moralizing, I'm applying words the American people adopted. It's not weird ... like eating little babies." Who said this about what?
Find out at www.law.com.
See an item in the table of contents called "Supreme Court Law Clerks: Diversity at Last."