Sunday, January 28, 2007
D.C. legends
Beware of anyone or anything described as "legendary." It is not a synonym for "famous" or "well-known." You have to be special to be a legend.

The Associated Press breaks this rule in a story about the Scooter Libby trial:
Martin had succeeded legendary Republican operative Mary Matalin as Cheney's political and public affairs assistant.
Matalin is certainly one of the better-known political consultants, but is she a legend?
posted by Andy Bechtel at 12:27 PM | Permalink |


  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger fev

    Well, look on the bright side. At least she isn't a miracle.