Frame of the Day

SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
In today’s NY Times Clyde Haberman ties Rudy’s recent cell phone event to a record of “weirdness”.  In politics a narrative about someone or “frame” (coined by George Lakoff) is established as a first step in bringing a pol down.  As with Gore (“dishonest”) or Kerry (“weak/ flip-flopper”) all subsequent attacks that can match the frame are much, much more effective.  Now, Heaven be praised, a Republican, and the most dangerous one at that, has a frame.  And a fine, beautiful, endlessly applicable one it is too.  And weird