Thursday, July 14, 2011

Negotiating Mr. Hand Style

So Obama is telling Cantor not to call his bluff, Obama lost his cool, Cantor is a big fat baby, and Mr. Hand wants to know why Jeff Spicoli shamelessly wastes his time in class. What do they all have in common?

"I don't know."

I have no idea if any of the above 3 non-Fast-Times-related items even happened. Why? Because the American people are not allowed to see and hear what's happening in negotiations that will seriously impact America's financial future. There's no national security risk here. These negotiations (like all such government negotiation) should be a matter of public record. The only reason to hide behind closed doors for this sort of thing is because those politicians don't want the general public to know what's being considered. I personally hope our information age eventually hits its full stride and that it leaves our politicians unable to hide. In the meantime, we're stuck with this he-said-she-said crap.

1 comment:

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...


I think it is all a part of the spectacle; the national telenovela continues. There's a deal they're going to reach - they just need to be able to give some quotes to their respective political bases before they can get to that point.