Might I present a visual metaphor?
Yeah, well, I apologize for the lofty title. I found this YouTube ages ago, and thought it was pretty interesting in its own right. But, I just looked at it again, thinking about politics and the "health care debate".
So, I had some "free association" moments, metaphorically speaking. Which of course, are totally off the wall, but isn't that what free association is about?
Like (Valley Girl speak), like there's this egg, and this bottle, and this egg gets sucked into this bottle when the air contracts. Hmmm... women's reproductive rights in the sucky "Health Care Bill"? And, who's wearing that balloon? etc. etc.