“You don’t tug on Superman’s cape
You don’t spit into the wind
You don’t pull the mask of that old Lone Ranger
and you don’t mess with Jim”
(and subsequently, Slim)
-“Don’t Mess Around with Jim” by Jim Croce
It is nearly Nostradamic in quality with how prophetic it is. In this case, Jim AND Slim would be the Federal Government. “Superman” ,in this reference, is George W. Bush’s Ego. Asking not to “tug on” his cape is another way of saying of not holding him accountable.
“Spitting into the wind” is a euphemism for describing the likelihood of being able to press charges to any of the guilty parties in our government. The whistleblower is more likely to get “wet” when trying to get charges to stick. Let’s just see how the Karl Rove/Scooter Libby/Dick Cheney CIA agent identity leak turns out. Valerie Plame has lost her cover, and although she was in a desk job; valuable training to be in the field has been wasted. Valerie’s husband gets to suffer for having reminding the public that they are being lied to by the Bush Administration.
Pulling the “mask” off the old Lone Ranger is another way of saying that the identity of the “guilty party” in this set of charges will never be identified. A Congressional Committee will launch an investigation and find that it isn’t anyone’s fault that our government is full of stinking liars that can’t be scrutinized by the same laws that apply to the masses. After all, they are more than politicians. They are celebrities.
It’s simply uncanny.