10 March 2004

A Turd Blossom By Any Other Name

The Guardian's Julian Borger notices that Karl Rove lately has been living up to only one of the two nicknames bestowed on him by his boss:

Bush's other nickname for the Boy Genius is 'Turd Blossom' - a Texanism for a flower that blooms from cattle excrement. This year, there should be ample opportunity for him to earn the title.

The foreign minister must look into this urgently. The nation's ancient lock on pungent rhetoric is under the gravest threat. Next the President of the United States will complain about being savaged by a dead sheep.

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