Friday, September 26, 2008
The Very Defintion of Insanity, Plus: Your Daily Palin "WTF"?
JMWWAPOW's "solution"? More corporate tax cuts. Less regulation.
There's a quote that's been attributed to various people, but mostly to Albert Einstein: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
If tax cuts and less regulation haven't worked for the last eight years, what on God's green earth makes them think it'll dig us out of this mess?
I have to agree with Yglesias:
If conservatives won’t play ball, I think the smart move for progressives on the Hill is to come back to Bush and Paulson with a much less palatable plan — huge stimulus, big tax hikes on super-high earners, mortgage cramdowns, etc. Let Bush either cave 100 percent to a Nancy Pelosi dream deal or else let Bush bring McCain and John Boehner to the table. There’s no reason for progressives to be making concessions to the Bush administration and the financial industry if they can’t even get their lackeys to back their own plan.
And look, I'm trying very hard to keep this blog from being "all Palin, all the time." But she just keeps saying stuff. And every time she opens her mouth, comedy gold falls out. Like this jaw-dropper from last night's interview with Katie Couric, during which time Governor Palin asserts, once again, that she's got foreign policy cred because her state's right next to Russia:
...it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where, where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to, to our state."
WTF? Putin's been "rearing his head" in ALASKA? Was Georgia just a feint? And is Governor Palin asserting that it's she and not NORAD, who "sends those out" (whatever "those" are, presumably the Air Force) to meet the threat of the Russian Bear?
Can the Governor, perhaps, give specific examples of when she personally has had to face down Putin and his rearing head?
I mean, WTF?
Folks, this isn't out of context. I saw the interview in all its glory, and the rest of it was just as bad. Some parts were even worse. The woman is a train wreck.
Let me just observe that, when you get your ass handed to you by Katie Fucking Couric, you've got a serious problem.