November 16, 2008

TIGERHAWK REVIEWS BARACK OBAMA’S 60 MINUTES APPEARANCE: “The Obamas were dignified, modest, amusing, sometimes funny, apparently genuine and almost entirely non-partisan in tone. This will not persist, but it is what the country wants right now. Hell, it is what I want right now.”

UPDATE: Reader Greg Gransden writes:

I watched it, too. I would have been more reassured if the FDR book Obama says he’s been reading was Amity Shlaes’ “The Forgotten Man,” which painstakingly demonstrates how Roosevelt’s economic policies helped to prolong and worsen the Great Depression.

Unfortunately, the book Obama’s been reading actually lavishes praise on FDR’s economic management in the early months of his presidency – which seems to me precisely the wrong lesson to take away from that period.

Uh oh. More on FDR’s policies and the Depression here.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Bill Quick is taking the not-a-dime’s-worth-of-difference angle.

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