His life raft was attacked by sharks and shot at by Japanese aircraft during 47 days adrift at sea.
Is he, as Don suggests, her life raft or is there something deeper there?
For now, Clinton is popular, a Democratic icon, and Obama is relying on him for a life raft in the current storm.
Taylor was thrown several times into the raging water - and at one stage was trapped under the life raft.
But as much as the hurricane has dominated the news, not everyone is in need of a life raft.
He had been shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and had floated for several days in his life raft near the coast of Italy.
We paddled to the whaleboat and embarked from the life raft.
Thus he was rapidly accumulating the material for a life raft.
I'd have shared my life raft with any poor devil the same as I did with you.
The little yawl chugged away cheerfully and drew the life raft out of the channel.