September 5, 2009
A PATTERN OF INCOMPETENCE? “Who could have warned us that a man who served seven years in the state legislature and three years in the Senate would not have been prepared for the toughest executive position in the Free World? We did. Repeatedly. So did John McCain, and for that matter, so did Hillary Clinton.” Expect this to play out in thumbsucker columns on whether America is “ungovernable.”
Maybe the advice he’s getting from Jack Webb will help. “Don’t try to build a new country. Make the old one work.”
UPDATE: Reader Michael Harlow writes: “If America is ungovernable, then that would be a reason to have less of government, right?”
You’d think, but I can pretty much promise that it won’t be spun that way.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Charles Austin emails:
Reading the post on incompetence, I began to wonder if part of the problem is that the political class believes it can do absolutely anything because America is just too big to fail. Republican, Democrat, doesn’t matter. They seem to think they can spend, tax, regulate, and social engineer to their hearts content because their actions can’t bring us down, no matter what. Gee, I find myself in the unenviable position of hoping they are right.
FWIW, the last several administrations and Congresses have been nothing more than walking, talking, spending advertisements for smaller, limited government. Oh well.
Nothing is too big to fail.