Why does the line between coercion and torture seem so shadowy now?
The Monitor's language columnist reflects on metaphors used for the ejection of public officials.
In last presidential debate, McCain makes starkest break yet with Bush, invokes an Ohio plumber to discredit Obama's tax policies.
Obama now leads in states with many older voters.
But the president is still trying to unite the Republican Party.
Set to become governor Monday, the politician is known for his drive and affability.