Wolcott responds to the outrage over Obama's comment about a political arms race:

As a pacifist who wants only bunnies and rainbows for everyone, I, of course, deplore violent macho talk ("If they bring a knife, we bring a gun") in our political discourse--I see no need for such verbal fisticuffs. (I say, If they bring a knife, we bring a lovely hostess gift.) And yet I do wonder if the delicate dispositions at NRO's Corner and Commentary's Contentions have ever heard of a) metaphor, b) The Untouchables.

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