Abandon Ship of State

Here’s the dish:

Former Obama administration car czar Steven Rattner is coming out with a new book that depicts him swashbuckling through the financial crisis and also shows Obama as “out to get” the car companies and the administration making political decisions about how to deal with bankrupt automakers GM and Chrysler.


Well, nobody to the left of …anyone… should be shocked by this “revelation.” Carving up the goodies and dishing them out to friends and patrons is what crony capitalism is all about, and it doesn’t matter if we’re talking Democrats or Republicans.*

But what I did find shocking was that the first tell-all book on the Obambi is being released well before the second anniversary of the first term in office. Usually, this stuff comes out in middle of a President’s second term. Or sometimes as an October Surprise at the end of the first term — at the very earliest.

This isn’t rats fleeing a sinking ship. This is oliphants jumping off the Titanic.

(Hat tip, Glenn, as per all-too-often.)

*I’ve become aware over a course of years, that there are two reactions to this kind of scandal. If it happens when the Democrats are in charge, Republicans say, “Well, that’s government for you.” If it happens when the Republicans are in charge, Democrats shout, “Fascist Rethuglicans!”


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