Monday, February 09, 2009
Like a stern college professor
Just a few quick observations; I haven't reviewed the entire press conference and I may have more to say later. But in the opening Obama reminded me of the kind of stern-faced college professor from whom you knew you could expect a D-minus if you didn't parrot his lectures back at him precisely on exams. The notion that we were ruled by an ideology of government inaction during the Bush era is laughable; he increased domestic discretionary spending faster than anybody since LBJ in addition to squandering billions on the war. Obama's giving us more of the hair of the dog that bit us.