26 February 2010

Looking for the mot juste

Is this a successful simile in relation to our esteemed First Minister?
...bring it on, roared Eck, who was in his element now, soaring like a corpulent eagle above Labour’s cliff of seagulls and dropping constitutional excreta into the open mouths of the squawking creatures below.

Can a corpulent eagle soar? And, in recent months, has our Eck not given up soaring in favour of hedge-clipping?

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