Rope-a-dope goes mainstream.
Congratulations to Stephen Green of VodkaPundit
. He was the first (as far as I know) to characterize Bush's actions (and inaction) as a rope-a-dope strategy. Now the Bush administration itself has picked up the term
"He has a history of playing 'rope-a-dope' with the world -- all the while he develops a more powerful punch," Fleischer said.