Friday, December 05, 2003

Shrill

Paul Krugman is on a roll today. High on the must-read list, but if you don't believe in letting the New York Times know who you are, this is my favorite paragraph so far:

In the early months of the Bush administration, one often heard that "the grown-ups are back in charge." But if being a grown-up means planning for the future — in fact, if it means anything beyond marital fidelity — then this is the least grown-up administration in American history. It governs like there's no tomorrow.

He also claims that the stalled energy bill has a special provision to help Shreveport get its first Hooters "restaurant" (I use that word advisedly, since I had always supposed the purpose of a restaurant was to serve food, which Hooters -- in my limited experience -- really doesn't do.)