Using Poetic Devices in Politics

“Hockey Mom” – Sarah Palin I love, and teach, Lakoff’s consideration of “The Nation as Family” in which we typically view two forms of government via metaphors: The Strict Father Family vs. The Nurturant Parent Family. My students understand these metaphorical models easily, and they’re good viewfinders for working through the coded speeches and political…

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New Marketing Strategy

GET RID OF THE BRAIN, REPEAT ALL REPUBLICAN PRECEPTS, & “Woo Hoo. Future VP? Take off the top Sweety!!” I actually thought it was uncool to post this photo, but after cruising the ‘net, I find that many Republicans are all for Sarah Palin (the quote above is real, made by a Republican supporter), based…

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