Monday, January 26, 2009

Acronyms, National Public Radio edition

I just heard an NPR news report relating to the alleged architect of the 9-11 attacks.

After saying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the news reader subsequently referred to him as KSM. I've previously heard this on several news outlets.

What immediately sprang to mind was JFK, and then the classic moment from the 1988 vice-presidential debates between Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle. (You know where this is going.)

To borrow from Bentsen's classic zinger at Quayle that evening, "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, you're no JFK."