Solon always has a finger on the pulse of the Rhetorical Situation. February 14 of this year was no exception.
America was amidst a tough Democratic primary race, and our board members were divided in their choice of candidate: many Situationers liked Hillary Clinton; a few of them supported Barack Obama; and it occasionally seemed that Harrogate was pulling for Ron Paul.
Things would soon get very heated. And I suspect that Solon knew this, for he urged us not to take ourselves too seriously. To help relieve stress on the Situation, Solon offered a funny joke.