Talk:Mush from the Wimp

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But what does it mean?RadRafe 13:37, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

  • I assume when sorting through a pile of editorials, the newspaper editors were using shorthand nicknames for each letter when deciding which ones to include. This one was referred to as "Mush from the wimp" because, well, they thought the opinions were wimpy, mushy, lacking in passion, what-have-you '''atomicRED''' (talk) 02:56, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
The phrase "wimp" is unamiguous in this case, but the phrase "mush" might mean a few things. They might've been comparing the statement to a shapeless, tasteless gruel; or they might have been referring to driving a team of dogs across the ice, yelling "Mush! Mush!". Most likely it's the first, but it would be nice to hear some further explication about the kind of in-joke it was intended to be. -- Doom (talk) 18:23, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
as a native speaker, i'd say there's NO QUESTION it's the former. not necessarily a comment on Carter's specific speech the night before but, but rather meaning "more babble" or "more useless drivel" as a general commentary. (talk) 02:16, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Lippman defeats History![edit]

is some qualifier missing in that lippman quote? surely NONE of these headlines even comes close to the "Dewey Defeats Truman" one! (talk) 02:19, 2 September 2011 (UTC)