Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes...
It's a land where things are often not what they seem — at least to outsiders. They are, in fact, the opposite of what they seem. In his new book, "Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes that Run Our Government," Dana Milbank describes this place as Potomac Land, also known as Washington, D.C.
'Potomac Land' Speak Select phrases, followed by their English equivalents:
"You're doing a heckuva job."
You will be fired in ten days.
The following statement is false.
"You are either with us or against us."
You are against us.
"The senator will deliver a major policy address."
The senator is desperate to get on television.
And my favorite:
"I will continue to do the people's business."
I expect to be indicted.
From a story this morning on NPR.