Peter Wilson at Americanthinker.com in Obama the Bear is Loose provides a montage of instances in which the msm says “The bear is loose" to say President Obama is out and about rather than doing his usual routine.
Obama himself has joined in: "With Secret Service, I always tease them that I'm like a caged bear and every once in a while, I've got to break loose."
Wait, there’s more: Obama is “shaking off his schedule,” and breaking the chains of his handlers. This week he’s really breaking loose…to have a beer with women in Denver and Austin who wrote him fan letters.
Seriously, this is acutely embarrassing stuff. It’s an obvious razzle-dazzle meant to distract from the multiple calamities facing the Obama Administration, but such a lame epic fail deserves acknowledgement.
"Bear" is obviously a poor metaphor, but Mr. Wilson's suggestion of "coyote" isn't much better. Coyotes are elegant, wild canines, as anyone who has ever seen one would acknowledge.
How about one that has a more appropriate definition: 3: a sneaky, untrustworthy, or insincere person. The weasel is loose!