Tom Friedman's Middle – Between A House And A Rock Place

Tom Friedman seems set to prove he’s worthy of Atrios’ honor. His latest column advocates a third party run for president by Mike Bloomberg, a man who doesn’t want to run and one with no chance of winning. Why? Because Tom believes in the tyranny of that same Buffet-Rule-hating fictional moderate middle that Bill Keller does. What a wanker.

And Tom, didn’t you or your editor catch yourselves at this line?

We need to weatherproof our American house ”” and fast ”” in order to ensure that America remains a rock of stability for the world.

Can you weatherproof a rock, more than it already is I mean? Can someone please drop a house, or even a rock, on this mixed metaphor?

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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