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Never run in a straight line

March 13, 2017

If someone’s shooting at you, said the instructor, run diagonally back and forth. Never run in a straight line.

I envisioned this happening in a parking lot, someone firing calm and straight, me dashing and pivoting, dashing and pivoting, running toward life itself.

It is only now I see how this works in politics, how running on the diagonal means the weapons fired by the opposition, the watchdogs, the media are rendered inert. I watch the back-and-forth dash. First this way, then that way. First this excuse, then that.

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