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."
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.