Monday, October 16, 2006

Values In A Nutshell

Krugman's newest column contains a nugget of wisdom for the ages on the values-party and then the party which actually has values, if by values we mean justice, fairness and concern for others. It is this one:

The current Congress has shown no inclination to investigate the Bush administration. Last year The Boston Globe offered an illuminating comparison: when Bill Clinton was president, the House took 140 hours of sworn testimony into whether Mr. Clinton had used the White House Christmas list to identify possible Democratic donors. But in 2004 and 2005, a House committee took only 12 hours of testimony on the abuses at Abu Ghraib.

Krugman also points out this about Joe Lieberman:

In a recent interview with The Hartford Courant, Senator Joseph Lieberman said something that wasn't credible. When the newspaper asked him whether America would be better off if the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives next month, he replied, "Uh, I haven't thought about that enough to give an answer."

Uh, indeed.