Mr Kaus, after arguing that the Obama Administration managed to upset almost all groups with the Health Insurance Reform proposals, suggests the situation in Washington is serious and asks:
What do presidents do when they should fire themselves? They fire their advisers and bring in a new crew. That's what may happen here. I'd guess we're about 36 hours away from a Beltway call for "wise men." ... If it wasn't for his role in the Massachusetts Senate debate, I'd say we're a week away from David Gergen's touchdown at Reagan National...Mr Kaus posted at 2222 (10:22 PM ROTC Time), so 36 hours hence would be about 1022 Monday (morning). Seems like a reasonable time to execute such a move.
The Sunday Morning shows will tell the tale, but I will not be around to watch them. I will be locked away in a small room, at an undisclosed location, helping to count the collection. However, this Sunday I would like to be watching the talking heads and their victims. (Those of you who do watch the Sunday morning talk shows are invited to freely post your thoughts, within the limits of decorum.)
And, if we do get the "Wise Men" to show up, I hope that it results in some reasonable approach to fixing our health care problems. Even Senator Elect Scott Brown tells us there are things that need to be fixed with regard to health care.
Regards — Cliff