Ed Driscoll

Barackalypse Now

Or–Full Metaphor Jacket:

During Tuesday evening’s “No Bias, No Bull” program, Washington Post national political correspondent and CNN contributor Dana Milbank implied, perhaps inadvertently, that the incoming Obama adminstration was like the North Vietnamese advancing on Saigon in 1975. Host Campbell Brown asked Milbank about the “backlog of at least 2,000 pardon applications” to the Bush administration before the president leaves office early next year, and he replied, “Yeah — it sort of has the feeling of the last helicopter off the embassy roof in Saigon.”

To be fair, it’s an awfully benign metaphor, since nothing bad happened after we left Vietnam–just ask Tom Harkin.