Milk It

Strained metaphor of the day goes to Lt. Gen. Joe Ballard, who on a conference call today compared the ability to be commander in chief to milking a cow:

“Just because you recognize the cow doesn’t mean you know how to milk it. … No one can tell you how to milk the cow. You have to know how to do that yourself. … There’s no doubt in my mind that Obama can recognize the cow. But his body of experience doesn’t necessarily make him know how to milk one.”

So whereas Obama would have to call in a team of cow-milking consultants (or just Google it ), Clinton would go right for the udder.