December 12th, 2010
Oh what a warm fuzzy feeling having Bill Clinton spin the tax deal for Obama. I was this close — my thumb and forefinger are five inches apart — from buying into it. But when Obama left the podium entirely to the former president, explaining that he was already a half hour late for a Christmas party, I thought this is weird. It was enough to snap me back to the reality of a disastrous tax-package in the making. Frank Rich’s article comparing Obama to the other victims of Stockholm Syndrome was brilliant. Have you read it? It’s the best explanation for his behavior that I’ve seen.