June 9, 2009
ANNE APPLEBAUM: Why is the Right doing so well in Europe? For a start, they don’t spend like drunken sailors. The underlying point is good, but I think that expression is actually unfair to drunken sailors. Drunken sailors generally spend cash that they’ve already earned themselves, rather than running up debt to be paid by others. If our politicians started spending like drunken sailors, it would in fact represent a dramatic improvement.