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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 What to call "The Situation?"
In the tradition of The New Republic, which ran a contest in the 1980s to "name the Iran-Contra Scandal" and finally settled on "Iranamok," Steve Schultz at Catholic Light is casting about for a better shorthand moniker to hang on the current crisis than the euphemistic catch-all, "The Situation."
My choice from his nominees: "Kettle of Fish." This has a certain cultural resonance, carrying with it connotations of Friday fasts and mackerel-snapping, no?