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Friday, November 12, 2010  

Deep Thought

A deficit commission run by at least one person who wasn't white, male, and already enjoying a very secure retirement would be kind of nice.

Seriously though, I don't know what the administration was thinking here. You propose a bipartisan Congressional blue-ribbon what have you, and the Republicans won't play ball. So then you just make up your own bipartisan commission that has no legitimacy in the eyes of the other party. It's like negotiating with yourself.

That, and no one actually cares about the deficit, so even as political theater this was a bad idea.

posted by Benjamin Dueholm | 9:17 AM
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