Imus guest this morning Paul Begala, runs down the poll numbers, for the President and Congress. Governing through polling, this really is Bill Clinton's third term. Apparently the new Obama administration will be Governing by polling too. Imus and Begala discuss re branding CNN. If Barack Obama is America's new Quarterback Ala The Rock, which part is Paul Begala playing? I keep asking HERE. Imus tells Paul Begala, that nothing is working, Paul Begala responds, he's been in 30 days. Whatever happened to Ready Day One? Paul Begala, goes over The Rundown, the speech President Obama will be giving this evening, he will be speaking about Energy, Education, and Health Care. I love the quote from the Rock movie poster, The Rundown "Cut to the Chase". Imus ask Paul Begala, how about all this bi partisanship you all were talking about? Paul Begala, I am a lot less for all this bi partisanship then most Americans are. Sigh...President Obama can't seem to get his choir to all sing the same tune. Maybe he needs a New Choir Director. I mean if the Game Plan is to bring everything from the Clinton playbook back, for example Governance through polling. Karl Rove suggests, that the Obama administration is winging it but I believe they are just going back to the Clinton Well. Paul Begala starts in with his Rush Limbaugh is the root of all evil spiel. Begala can't get over Rush Limbaugh, and his use of Viagra, seems like Paul Begala can't get off the Rush uses prescription drugs rant, yada, yada, yada. It reminds me of the Play "The Vagina Monologues" but in this case it would be the "Viagra Monologues" We get it, Rush shouldn't enjoy sex, he doesn't have a vagina GRIN. I woke up to Paul Begala this morning on Imus in the Morning, and I am still wondering "Who is running this Mickey Mouse Outfit" You can listen to Paul Begala, on Imus in the Morning Here.
Note to Disney, I've seen this movie too. Wag the Dog.
To 'wag the dog' means to purposely divert attention from what would otherwise be of greater importance, to something else of lesser significance. By doing so, the lesser-significant event is catapulted into the limelight, drowning proper attention to what was originally the more important issue.
The expression comes from the saying that 'a dog is smarter than its tail', but if the tail were smarter, then the tail would 'wag the dog'.