I pass along this from Lawyers, Guns & Money not so much because itís from an intriguing piece (which it is, so go read it), but because the italicized metaphor is new to me and I want to nail it down in the few seconds before the next squirrel attracts my own attention.
Exceptionalism means never having to be sorry that your side elected a president who is overdrawn at the First Bank of Fucks and has the attention span of a dog at a squirrel farm. In fact, it means being glad about it. After all, heíll sign anything we give him. Just tell him itís an autograph for a fashion model who really digs yams, hooray!