D.C. legends

Beware of anyone or anything described as “legendary.” It is not a synonym for “famous” or “well-known.” You have to be special to be a legend.

The Associated Press breaks this rule in a story about the Scooter Libby trial:

Martin had succeeded legendary Republican operative Mary Matalin as Cheney’s political and public affairs assistant.

Matalin is certainly one of the better-known political consultants, but is she a legend?


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