political Talk Shows are metaphor battles. Whereby one has the impression that the weapons of choice often cannot be crooked enough. The main thing is that it works. Were that actually two or three crooked metaphors too many here in the text? Absolutely. But are you still there? Even. It could have started like this: Participants on political talk shows like to use metaphors that don’t accurately describe the thing they want to say. yawn. Are you still there?