Man, can that Garrison Keillor turn a phrase.
Consider his piece in today’s NY Times Op-Ed containing the following:
Here are mobs of flannel-mouthed robots denouncing Socialist Gummint Takeover as Medicare goes rolling along rather tidily and the private schemes resemble railroads of the early 19th century, when each line decided its own gauge and each stationmaster decided what time it is. Anyone who has tried to coax authorization for payment from Federated Amalgamated Health knows that, for incomprehensible standards and voluminous rules and implacable bureaucrats, the health insurance industry carries on where the Italian postal service left off.
“Flannel-mouthed robots denouncing Socialist Gummint Takeover”. LOL…