And I have to say that Democrats are off to a bad start on that front. The attempted coronation of Caroline Kennedy as senator plays right into 40 years of conservative propaganda denouncing “liberal elites.” And surely I wasn’t the only person who winced at reports about the luxurious beach house the Obamas have rented, not because there’s anything wrong with the first family-elect having a nice vacation, but because symbolism matters, and these weren’t the images we should be seeing when millions of Americans are terrified about their finances.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Fancy Senator-Presumptive, Fancy House
Calling on Democrats, even as they massively expand government, to make sure it's FDR-style good government, Paul Krugman frowns: