So much meaning.
King Midas, his touch turned things to gold. Bush? His touch is synonymous with spreading putrefaction.
Sounds about right to me.
And speaking of spreading putrefaction, check out this post and the associated comments from over at Wisconversation. It's a little like watching a cock-fight... and you can interpret that in whatever manner you like.
For myself, I probably would have been in attendance at Dorothy Smith's talk, but that's because I more or less always attend our local departmental speakers. I figure I can always learn something new. I've never heard of Dorothy Smith before this, but that's not necessarily surprising given how balkanized Sociology is, or how ignorant and stupid I am. Take your pick. As my own contribution to the debate, which is to say no contribution at all, here is a list of female scholars who, if they gave a talk at my department, would definitely see me in attendance. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, or to demonstrate that women in academia aren't underpriviledged. It's just a list I came up with in about five minutes after having asked myself, "What female speakers would you really like to see?"
Nancy Howell Lee