Sep 7, 2008

Reversible raincoats

The hottest new accessory this election cycle, according to Slate magazine? The reversible raincoat, or antimetabole.

"We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us."— John McCain, in his Thursday convention address.

"In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change." — Sarah Palin, the night before.

"People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power." — President Clinton, during his speech in Denver.

"He has brought change to Washington, but Washington hasn't changed him" — Obama introducing Biden in Springfield, Ill.

"We need a president who puts the Barney Smiths before the Smith Barneys." — Barney Smith, a Hoosier who lost his job to outsourcing in 2004, at Invesco field.

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