H/T Dependable Renegade!
Now, I know I have a dirty mind and all — but the imagery in this comment is, well, interesting:
“Everybody misfires once in a while,” Palin shrugged. “In the GOP establishment, you know what I’ve found, Greta? Sometimes you’re the Louisville Slugger, sometimes you’re the ball. And evidently in these last months — per many, many comments from those within the GOP establishment — I’m the ball.”
Yes, Dr. Freud. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar (even when Rush Limbaugh is sucking on it). And sometimes a bat is just a bat, even when paired with a ball. And a shotgun, even in the context of other phallic symbols, is just a shotgun. Either a shotgun or a phallus can fail to discharge properly, and maybe figuratively a bat can as well (foul tip?). But this is still a very strange combination of images.