AND THE WEATHER IS BUSH'S FAULT, TOO, AND THE PROBLEM IN YOUR CAR'S DISTRIBUTOR - AT 11:30 P.M. ET: You have to love this gang. They make us feel young again because they're so high-schoolish in their antics. From the Washington Times:
The White House is beginning to send strong signals that it recognizes the $1.4 trillion budget deficit is a looming political problem that needs to be addressed, even as President Obama reminds Americans that the country's fiscal crisis originated with the Bush administration and will not be resolved overnight.
As Charles Krauthammer asked in a column, is there anything Obama hasn't blamed on BUSH (!!)?
The president's budget director, Peter R. Orszag, on Tuesday will deliver the second major speech on the deficit in a week by a top White House official. Mr. Orszag's speech on "reining in the deficit" will be the first time that a top White House economist will look forward at the difficult task of reducing the gap between government revenues and expenditures.
The first time? The first time?
Republicans have hammered the administration for government spending levels, and public polling for the first time is showing that the American public is losing confidence in the president's handling of the economic crisis.
Gee, I wonder why. You don't think it might be because a top White House economist is addressing the issue for the first time, do you?
COMMENT: Governing is hard, isn't it? It's a lot harder than standing in an arena and shouting, "Yes we can!" Okay, Mr. Obama, "If you can, do!"
November 2, 2009