Seems Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has got a thing for shivs:
A 2003 plan for flexible work schedules instead of overtime? "A dagger to the heart of the middle class," Mr. Schumer said, according to the Associated Press. A 2002 plan by federal regulators to urge Wall Street firms to establish backup facilities outside New York City? A "dagger pointed at the heart of New York," Mr. Schumer said, according to the Daily News. High gas prices? "A dagger at the heart of our economy," Mr. Schumer said in 2000, according to the New York Times. A unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood would be "a dagger through the heart of the peace process," Mr. Schumer said in 2000, according to the Agence France Presse.
There were lots more examples, both in that editorial and in the ensuing weeks. Here's the latest:
Any government which is formed in Iraq now--whether by Shiites or Zionist Kurds, or those who are dubbed Sunnis--would only be a stooge. They are a poisoned dagger in the heart of the Muslim nation.
OK, OK, that isn't Schumer. It's Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head of al Qaeda in Iraq. Do they share a speechwriter?