Nothing ever gets settled in this town.Attributed to Secretary of State George P Schultz.♠ He continued:
A seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me. And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer.And it won't be improved by the suggestion of former Obama Administration Budget Director Peter Orszag, who said:
To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.I will translate that for you:
If you wish to see the Tea Parties grow, just give more control to the bureaucrats.And, yes, I am putting North Carolina Govern Bev Perdue's comment in the joke category:
I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.This give rise to another quote:
Tain't funny McGee.And, it's not.
Regards — Cliff
♠ For a little color, the comment was made when he testified at the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987. My source remembered "watching him say it, and seeing the weariness and sigh that he had on his face when he did say it."