Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Cluelessness, indeed.
But Rove's miscalculations were actually more fundamental than those that Green enumerates. At bottom, he and Bush overlooked the epochal growth of economic insecurity in America. They refused to see that the very economic changes they celebrated had made Americans understandably nervous and pessimistic to an unprecedented extent about the nation's long-term economic prospects. And so, as employers were abandoning their provision of retirement benefits to employees, Bush and Rove called for abandoning the government's commitment as well.


Anonymous said...

I've been wondering about this for some time. The study that showed excessive erosion in the St Clair River bounced around the net a while back and my question is: Are there economic interests that benefit from increased flow downstream such as shipping interests in the St Lawrence seaway, shipping in the Chicago canal and thus the Mississippi? Are there fresh water tankers at the mouth of the St Lawrence River? I don't trust these MFers or MFettes one bit. Nothing is too low for these (insert your own naughty word).

Anonymous said...

Looks like I missed by a notch. Above comment should be on the Piling On post. Another lapse in vigilance. Good thing I don't have guard duty tonight.