Monday, June 30, 2008

"It's the system..."

Weekend's best quote comes from Thomas "Flat Earth" Friedman, who must be reading my stuff:

Our political system seems incapable of producing long-range answers to big problems or big opportunities. We are the ones who need a better-functioning democracy — more than the Iraqis and Afghans. We are the ones in need of nation-building. It is our political system that is not working.

Uh, oh. Does Obama know this guy? Have they ever met? Is he going to have to renounce him?

Exorcising Jindal

Although he faces a recall petition in his home state, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is not only on John McCain's VP shortlist, he is also the darling of New Orleans' school privateers and even keynoted the recent national charter school conference. He's a believer in exorcism, teaching creationism in public schools, and vouchers. What a perfect match for McCain.


  1. Obama is running so fast to the right (guns, FISA, etc...)that maybe Jindal can be his v.p. What do you think?

  2. The problem with Friedman is that he blames all of us for "not trying" anymore. Nonsense.

  3. Friedman says, "it's the system," but he doesn't include the $2- trillion war in Iraq as part of the system.


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