positive "all she wrote"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 19 04:28:44 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 9:06 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> A fortyish CNN commentator says that if Gov. Romney can vanquish his
> opponents in the first two primaries, "That's all she wrote for
> Romney."

That's right up there with the following headline from the NYT:

Democrats Seek Tax on 'Richest,' _Aiming Gauntlet at_ G.O.P.

Aiming for its metaphorical head, perhaps?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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