A New Day (January 26, 2009)
There is real joy in watching others experiencing joy. A great speech? Perhaps. Sacrifice was mentioned. Some truths were uttered.
Geithner is problematic. He will be confirmed. His tax obligation was simple. He was obligated to pay. There were no buts, ands or ifs. He did not pay. When he was to directed to pay, he did not. The statute of limitations provided a convenient defense. Now he finds religion and pays. Perhaps every taxpayer should be nominated to be Secretary of the Treasury for fifteen minutes. The bigger concern is that he did not tell “. . . the whole truth . . .” to the Senate when the members asked for an explanation. Business as usual. [See the e-ssay dated February 20, 2006 entitled “Perjury, the American Way.”]
Bumper stickers of the week:
Our long national nightmare is not over.
What a long, strange trip it’s been.
Democrats Behaving Like Republicans