Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Wasn't My Job to Do My Job

This just came through email (don't think it has aired yet) and I haven't gone through the whole thing yet, but I was struck by this:
BLITZER: Well, why -- why didn't you insist? You've been working on this for a year -- and I'll let Senator Simpson respond. Why didn't you insist that you were going to work until you could get 14 members on board and have that in the -- in the bag?

SIMPSON: Wolf, I guess you don't understand. We didn't care if we got two votes.

I suppose this is the bluster of a failed fool, but the purpose of the commission, however misguided, wasn't to release an unpopular report entitled "How Alan Simpson Wants to Destroy America," it was to...come up with something that could attract broad support.