Roger L. Simon

Why I prefer Joe Biden to Obama - seriously

It’s best expressed by this story attributed to an “Old Jew of Galicia,” which is the epigraph for Nobel Prize winner (when it meant something) Czeslaw Milosz’ The Captive Mind (1951):

When someone is 55% right, that’s very good and there’s no use wrangling. And if someone’s 60% right, it’s wonderful, it’s great good luck and let him thank God. But what’s to be said about 75% right? Wise people say this is suspicious. Well, and what about 100% right? Whoever says he is 100% right is a fanatic, a thug and the worst kind of rascal.

Makes sense to me, oh Galician.

When Biden said that the stimulus plan had 30% chance of failing, most attacked him. I thought for once a politician is being semi-honest. The percentage is probably considerably higher than that. But, in truth, nobody knows.