I blame President George H W Bush from putting the subject expression into common usage.
It is a dumb expression. It seems to me that when I was young the expression was "draw a line in the dirt". A line in the dirt would last long enough for any purposes us kids would have. But sand, that is ever changing and is never permanent. Let's face it, sand drifts, is blown about, and lines quickly disappear.
I expect the President was trying to make a point and draw in the geography, but I think he missed the mark.
Should we not move on?
Regards — Cliff
11 months ago