Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Obama Theory of Change

I find myself agreeing a fair bit with A. Serwer's more-charitable-than-most-but-not particularly-charitable interpretation of the decision to turn the mic over Rick Warren for the inauguration. In general it seems to go along with Barack Obama's "theory of change", which involves an awful lot of coddling de-fanging the opposition by not saying many mean thing about them, claiming that they're respectable human beings, and then going ahead and implementing your agenda anyway. Now, it's not clear that any of this will work, but before people start pining for the brawling Clinton years, lets recall that Bill Clinton had kind things to say about Tom DeLay's support for increased funding of special needs adoptions.
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