Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Word for the day: Cowed

McBride on Tommy Thompson's debate quip that he wouldn't name George W. Bush ambassador to the United Nations:
Actually, at least on terrorism, Bush is exactly the kind of person we need at the UN, not someone who will be cowed under by scandal-ridden bureaucrats and European nations with vested interests that undermine our national security.
Cowed under?

We don't want a UN ambassador who would be cowed over, either.

How about just plain cowed? It requires no preposition, even in Wisconsin, land of cows.

1 comment:

  1. Two more words of the day:

    Dennis Miller.

    The guy is an entertainment professional. Has anecdotes about his stint on SNL, bits with other comedians, and so forth.

    Best evening radio in Miltown in years.