Friday, March 03, 2006

Parroting Politicians

Ha'aretz headline: "Mofaz: Middle East axis of evil wants to destroy Israel"

I'm all for people reusing other's phrases. But enough is enough. Not a week goes by where somewhere, in Israel or elsewhere, uses the "axis of evil" phrase made recently famous by President Bush in a State of the Union address.

Do politicians realize how dumb they sound when they parrot phrases over and over? No, I don't think Bush's phrase was dumb, it was on par with Reagan's "Evil Empire." But that doesn't mean every politician, at every opportunity, should be using it. It makes them sound like idiots.