A metaphor for something

I love found metaphors, the way they just crop up, ready for the picking. Today, being the two year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, will see a visit from Presnit Bush to New Orleans. After assuring the residents that he has been doing a heckuva job these two years in rebuilding the city, he will host a two minute silence. At the same time, in another part of the city, Mayor Ray Nagin will be ringing a bell to signify hope and progress:

“We ring the bells for hope that the promise that was made at Jackson Square will become a reality and will restore a confidence in government at all levels,” Nagin said, referring to President Bush‘s assurances of federal assistance during a September 2005 speech at the French Quarter landmark.”

Well. If that’s not a metaphor for something, I don’t know what is.

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