Thursday, January 27, 2005

I vote for freedom
Lambert, over at Corrente, has been taking nominations for the next euphemism for privatization. So far, "Alpo Accounts" seems to be the favorite. I think "Faith Based Accounts" is also good, but, by far, my personal favorite is "Freedom Accounts"--'cuz freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

Alert Corrente reader ck points out that, on a strategic basis, "Freedom Accounts" is severely flawed. "Freedom is Dear Leader's favorite word, and since our usage of it is snarky and ironic -- Dear Leader is liable to adopt it as his own.... [A]ll of our counter-attacks need to be direct and flame-thrower-in-the-face, rather than ironic and indirect." Ck is right, of course, but still...

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