On last night’s Hardball, Chris Matthews whipped out this medieval metaphor to describe Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Obama:
It was King Arthur coming back from the Crusades to endorse Robin Hood. That‘s what I say.
With all the trouble Matthews has been in lately for things he’s said, I’m not going to go adding to his troubles by engaging in pedantry. Clearly, we’ve got a case of the Camelot of JFK getting mixed up in a metaphor with Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (and then that metaphor dropping out of metaphor and landing on the word “endorse”). No harm, no foul.