After hearing many excerpts from the senate and house of rep. debate over the $700b bailout, it is obvious that a new law must be enacted immediately. The use of metaphor in debating any issue should be banned. No wonder those goons have no idea what the hell they're talking about. I've never heard so much talk of cow patties with a marshmellow and car accidents on highways with rubberneckers. It should be against the law, because when they talk in metaphor, reason and logic are not possible, because no two situations are exactly alike. Metaphor is a beautiful tool for poetry and fiction, but it has no place in well reasoned debate!