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me/we

George Plimpton said that was the shortest poem in the English Language.

It was uttered by Muhammad Ali at some graduation somewhere (Harvard maybe) but more importantly, something similar was uttered by McCain:

"I think we must get used to the idea that we are the Republican Party front-runner"

Well, shit, "we." Is he using the royal we? Does it matter?

More importantly, what does it tell us? We don't elect individuals as much as we elect groups chosen by individuals. Just remember that.

Or is he just making "we" all feel like "we"'re with him as the front runner? Some cunning linguistic trick?

2 comments:

jp said...

it's the editorial we

dusty.rhodes said...

had never heard of such a thing, but in investigating (good content here: http://www.bartleby.com/68/50/6450.html), we think you're wrong.

me

"He's just this guy, you know?"