Margaret Spellings' Undergarment Fixation-- Is An Intervention Necessary?
Education Secretary Spellings pulled out an favorite chestnut of hers at the news of that Dana Perino will be taking over temporarily for the ailing Tony Snow. As was noted in the news today:
"Perino has been flooded with calls of support, including one, she says, from Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, who told her: 'Put your big-girl panties on.'"
This is a not-so-charming little phrase out of which she's gotten quite a bit of mileage (see here, f'rinstance.). However, doesn't she understand that they are called "unmentionables" for a reason? To wit: you don't mention them, not if you want to be seen as having any gravitas.
And speaking of gravitas, by "big-girl panties," does she mean
or perhaps, ultimately, THESE lovelies, popular with astronauts everywhere?
Because, if I was going to have to be a presidential spokeperson in this day and age, I think the last one would be required.
I'm just sayin'.