Quick Hit Josh Kalven Saturday April 24th, 2010, 11:40am

A Nail In A Campaign?

The headline on today's Tribune story about Alexi Giannoulias and Broadway Bank is a strange one: "Bank failure a nail in Giannoulias campaign."  So are they likening his campaign to a coffin? Seriously?  Ellen Beth Gill Carl Nyberg noticed it as well:

If the Trib isn't referring to the idiom "a nail in the coffin" then perhaps they can explain how referring to a nail in the campaign makes sense. Normally when a carpenter puts a nail in a roof or some other project it represents forward progress, right?

By the way, for all its attention on Broadway Bank, the Tribune still hasn't reported on Mark Kirk's health care "repeal" flip-flop.


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