Thursday, February 21

Almost as catchy as "Yes we can"

In today's New York Times, Sheryl Gay Stolberg opens her piece on Bush's visit to Liberia with a mention of former warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor's campaign slogan "He killed my ma, he killed my pa I'll vote for him", which must rank among the more famous political slogans of the past decade. A quick Google search shows the phrase was included in recent articles in the Washington Post, the Guardian, another New York Times piece, Salon, Slate. I know I used it in my senior thesis on Liberia. I'd be interested to know how widely the slogan was actually used at the time.

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