Ba-na-na

BA-NA-NA….I would like to nominate the following for awkward simile of the year honors. It’s from the Weekly Standard’s David Gelernter:

Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina seems like a decent and likable man, the political equivalent of a handsome, slightly under-ripe bunch of bananas, just the thing if you are looking for bananas and can’t find any ripe ones, or don’t know the difference.

Is this what they teach in conservative writing school these days?