Thursday, August 12, 2010


From where I sit, this flap was really about the Obama administration reassuring fellow members of their New Democrat "centrist" movement that they were staying the course. Erskine Bowles and William Simpson still chair the Catfood Commission. While they have "nominated" Elizabeth Warren, Timmeh's commitment to the new normal will still rule economic policy-making.

There is no chance that the administration will advocate a cheaper, more effective, more popular health care system like the one run by the pinko Canadians. And the manly US war machine will continue to be the foundation of the Beltway entitlement system.

I suppose it would an interesting innovation for the press to discuss whether these policies were a good idea, rather than just whose knickers are just in what state of twistiness. Alas.

Another Gibby, from a younger day: