Those who didn't make it through all of Tuesday night's election coverage missed Dan Rather at his Texas tongue-twister best. The longer he was on the air, the more colorful the similes. Here, a nonchronological reconstruction of events in Rather's own words.
THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS "hot enough to peel house paint."
"...as hot and tight as a too small bathing suit on a too long car ride back from the beach."
"...still hotter than a Laredo parking lot."
"...as tight as the rusted lug nuts on a '55 Ford."
BUSH "has run through Dixie like a big wheel through a...