The best part of Don Jorgensen’s puff piece (or do we call this one an air ball?) on former SDSU basketball player Katie Lingle‘s job as Senator John Thune’s press secretary in Washington, D.C., is not Lingle’s mixed metaphor about folks in Thune’s office having a track record playing basketball”—technically, we would say those hoopsters have a court record.
No, focus up! The best part of the Lingle interview is the run-on line Jorgensen maroons at the end:
Lingle lives about a half mile from the capitol, since she doesn’t have a car in D.C., she walks to work every morning [Don Jorgensen, “From Frost Arena to the Political Arena,” KELO-TV, 2019.08.01].
Finally! Someone in South Dakota’s Republican circles acting as a role model for us all: live without a car and walk to work. Way to go, Katie!
And imagine—walking to work in Washington, D.C., with the United States Capitol as your destination, the Washington Monument and other glories of democracy all around—all easier to enjoy when you’re on foot and not trapped behind the wheel of a fuming machine of planetary death.