speaker of the house
"Being named speaker of the House is like being appointed National Cat Herder, but worse. At least there is no expectation that a cat herder will actually succeed. And the cats don't keep making dismissive statements about you in the media."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.