Jiggling Their eyes

Odd expressions have always stuck in my mind like burrs to my shoelaces. A few years ago a young woman said to me about her first driving test: “I jiggled my eyes back and forth” so the instructor would think she was looking both ways before she pulled into traffic. Why not just look both ways, I wondered. Why this trying to “look as if”?
But today it struck me that we have a bunch of eye jigglers in the political arena. Not only do they try to “look as if”, they’re also trying to “sound as if”, besmirching two precious words in the English language: INTEGRITY and AUTHENTICITY. Staking a claim to each.
So if you see an eye-jiggling politician spouting his personal possession of these doomed words that no honest person is now able to claim, please do NOT vote for him or her.

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