There’s Only One Way This Headline Is Not Redundant

Obama fences, parries at start of Midwestern tour

Parrying is an integral part of the sport of fencing; saying the President fences, parries is like saying the President fishes, casts his line.

The only way that headline is not redundant is if the President is selling stolen goods. Or maybe putting up some chain link. I’ll let you guess which metaphor serves him least.