Money Makes the World Go Around.
You know what? Let's stop talking about sexual scandal. Let's stop talking about military scandal. Let's even stop talking about Iraq or the environment. Let's just talk about something we know all Americans believe in. Money.
More concise observations by Joshua Micah Marshall:
"Even my frail grasp of mathematics tells me that's a deterioration in the nation's fiscal health of roughly three-quarters of a trillion dollars in the three years he's been in office. And for almost all of that time the president's party controlled both houses of congress.
And he says the Democrats are a danger to the nation's fiscal health?
This is the arsonist in your house telling you that stranger outside with the hose can't be trusted."
and Brad DeLong:
"It turns out that, at least as far as economic policymaking is concerned, things inside the Bush White House were worse than I had imagined possible--even though I thought that I had already taken account of the principle that things are generally worse than you imagine.