Item: Family Research Council head Gary Bauer wants us to start calling his ilk "socially conservative evangelicals" instead of "the religious right." He's worried that the latter term may have become "synonymous with extremism."
Item: Blackwater, the private security contractors whose name has become synonymous with "beyond-the-law mercenaries," have taken the idea of corporate rebranding to remove toxic associations to its logical extreme, adopting a corporate name that means nothing at all: Their new corporate name is "Xe" (pronounced "zee").
According to LE PEW, additional changes to the conservative lexicon to be rolled out in the coming months will include the following:
Fiscally irresponsible will now be referred to as penny-wise.
Race- or gay-baiting will now be referred to as white-sheet preferential.
And corrupt Republicans will now be referred to as Republicans.