"new" snowclone?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 16 02:49:54 UTC 2013

On Jan 15, 2013, at 8:42 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:

> From Politico:
> http://goo.gl/66KIy
> "As Chuck Schumer goes, so goes Chuck Hagel."

> Of course, the meaning is twisted a bit, which is what makes this one
> different.

Yes, strange, especially since neither of them is from Maine.  I'd try for a pun involving Two Buck Chuck, but I'm not up to it.


> Schumer and Hagel are not aligned--the idea here was that
> Hagel's nomination needed Schumer's approval to move forward. Kind of
> like most GOP Presidential nominations having to be cleared by the
> Heritage Foundation (often in advance). But the "As goes X, so goes Y"
> (with possible permutations) was not applied in those cases...
>    VS-)
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