Kthug calls him out by name!
My view here is
strongly influenced by the story of George W. Bush. Younger readers may
not know or remember how it was back in 2000, but back then the
universal view of the commentariat was that W was a moderate, amiable,
bluff and honest guy. I was pretty much alone taking his economic
proposals — on taxes and Social Security — seriously. And what I saw was
a level of dishonesty and irresponsibility, plus radicalism, that was
unprecedented in a major-party presidential candidate. So I was out
there warning that Bush was a bad, dangerous guy no matter how amiable
How did that work out?
Labels: David Brooks, Krugmaniad