Friday, September 19, 2008

From Peggy Noonan, a hammock truth about the McCain-Obama race

I enjoy Peggy Noonan's straight-from-the-hammock, sipping-my-iced-tea political musings in the Wall Street Journal , whether I agree with them or not. I think she got the presidential race exactly right in this column. Which ever side we come down on, we're a lot less than satisfied. Obama amps us his mantra ("Change We Need"), but once you get beyond the eloquence quotient, what's there? McCain, of course, delivered his cringing affirmation of "the fundamental strength" of the U.S. economy in the middle of its down-for-the-count pasting, and then, trigger happily, tries to zap Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christoper Cox.

You look at the videos and photos of square-jawed Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and, reflexively, want to start banging your fight program against your seat. Except you know, or should know, that that photogenic jaw is an inviting target.

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