A security guard patrols the perimeter around a sand sculpture depicting U.S. Republican presidential candidates outside the location of the Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina January 10, 2008. They are (L-R) former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ). REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008
I think we have a winner in the Best Use of Metaphor category: a fragile construct surrounded by armed guards, but even the armed guards can't prevent the forces of nature from eventually making it crumble into dust Works for me! Also, ha ha ha ha ha:
OK, so I have this friend who is a total, like, old-fashioned Republican guy, the kind they call paleoconservatives, right? This guy totally is in a think tank, used to be a lobbyist, blah, blah, blah... but anyway! He was just laughing about Fred Thompson; laughing until his sides hurt. Because Fred Thompson is just such a laughable loser. It was fun sharing that moment with him. LOL. But, OK, back to the sand castles. Hmmm... can we fit any more ironic symbols into this scene? Of course! Throw in a bemasked Hillary supporter:
(Above and below, Reuters)
ALL HAIL THE GIANT BULBOUS SAND HEADS! YAY!