“Cut and run,” “Cut and run,” GOP leaders bleat when allegedly describing Democrats’ views on Iraq. (I like the Democrats’ slogans, which are actually accurate: “Stay and pay,” and “lie and die”).
I think I finally know why the Republicans keep muttering this phrase. G.W. Bush has a well-known propensity for farting in front of subordinates, so he can gauge their reaction (Sir, yes Sir, please fart in my mouth some more!). No doubt many of them run when he does this.
In fact, they’ve been so used to doing so, that some have even come up with a phrase for what, subliminally, “cut and run” really means: “George Bush cuts one, and everyone runs”.