Friday, December 21, 2007

Man On Street Says Everything's Fine

A headline in today's WaPo:

Bush Is Upbeat About Economy's Prospects
That's super. And irrelevant. Much like the president himself.

Couldn't this print space have been better used parsing the key details of economic projections and analysis, rather than the current warm-fuzzy attitude of a President with no credibility? Predictions from a man who's only remaining showcase of leadership is a veto pen are need to know information?

To their credit, they do parse the thoughts of those who aren't as upbeat (I like to call them Economists) later in the article. But the focus of economic muckracking for the WaPo seems to be that Georgie thinks everything is just peachy keen. And I'm glad for him. It's important to keep a positive outlook.

But if I remember correctly, he was also very upbeat about the war.

1 comment:

  1. President Herbert Hoover was upbeat about the economy, too.

    "The fundamental business of the country, that is production and distribution of commodities, is on a sound and prosperous basis," he declared in 1928.