Tuesday, February 08, 2005

"Smoke and Mirrors"

I truly hope we've retired the phrase. I swear that I'm about one Cokie Roberts utterance away from kicking in my TV. It was always truly one of the laziest phrases of the beltway kool kids klub -- when lacking serious criticism just spout it and feel very proud of yourself.

But, nonetheless, the question should be asked. Why has the phrase -- and the entire concept -- been retired?