new use for "firewall"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 29 20:30:12 UTC 2012

 From Elon Green, this morning:
> This is a long way of saying that, though political predictions are a
> tough racket, I’ll happily offer one of my own: When Mitt Romney wins
> Florida, and subsequently the nomination, South Carolina, long known
> as “The Firewall”, will cease to be an electorally pivotal station of
> the cross in the GOP’s nominating process.


On 1/12/2012 1:48 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> So it goes from physical to electronic (digital communications) to
>> metaphorical.
>>> *His Super PAC is erecting a firewall in South Carolina. [...]
> Ah, the old South Carolina firewall. See Safire, citing me, on John
> Glenn's firewall in SC in 1984:
> --bgz

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