Thursday, March 5, 2009

From Hot, Flat and Crowded

Thomas Friedman's current book…

"The other disturbing trend…is a "dumb as I want to be" mood that has overtaken our political elite, a mood that says we can indulge in petty red state - blue state cat fights for as long as want and can postpone shoring up our health care system and our crumbling infrastructure, postpone addressing immigration reform, postpone fixing Social Security and Medicare, and dealing comprehensively with our energy excesses and insecurity – indefinitely. The prevailing attitude on so many key issues in Washington today is "We'll get to it when we feel like getting to it and it will never catch up to us because we're America."

I think he has captured the mood quite well.

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