Thursday, November 17, 2005

It's All in the Name

Names do have power. Anything terrible can become palatable if it doesn't have a name associated with bad things. French fries become freedom fries; Napalm becomes White Phosphorous; Terrorists become Freedom Fighters; the "Bridge to Nowhere" becomes "nameless road and bridge project in Alaska."

It's sometimes fun for Democrats to play that game, too.
Lautenberg filed an amendment to change the official name of the "Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act 2005" to the "Moral Disaster of Monumental Proportion Reconciliation Act."

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