Think Tyson, Not Ali

A few readers have written in wondering why India Uncut is following American politics so closely. Well, what can I say? I’m a sucker for drama. And so here we go…

The political description of the day comes from Maureen Dowd:

Geraldine Ferraro, who helped Walter Mondale lose 49 states in 1984…

The analogy of the day features in a Washington Post piece on the battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton:

“This has got a heavyweight-fight tension,” says Angelo Dundee, the great trainer of such world champions as Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. “The one with the toughest defense will win it,” he predicts. “The other guy gets worn out. That’s what Muhammad did against George Foreman in Zaire.”

The way Clinton is at it, I’m reminded more of Mike Tyson chewing on Evander Holyfield’s ear. Anyway, the quote of our time has to be the one uttered by Eliot Spitzer last August:

Driven by hubris, we become blind to our own fallibility and make terrible mistakes.

The irony is staggering.


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