The media has of late confused the status of reelected officials not eligible for an additional term, referring to them as "lame ducks". Governor George Allen of Virginia and President Clinton are prime examples. Although the animal term is inappropriate for their situation, both men will have to come to terms with the animal kingdom in their respective positions.
Layton, Robert C.
"Lame Duck or Swan Song?,"
Word Ways: Vol. 30
, Article 25.
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