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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Meet the Simpson

Good to see SOMEONE in the press take down this guy.  Former Sen. Alan Simpson--allegedly witty, in his crickety way--has been a darling for decades,  harmless enough at points (like now) where he is doing real damage.  So kudos to Paul Krugman for stepping up to the plate in his blog post at NYT.   Concludes:   "So what is it that makes Simpson the figure he is? Clearly, it’s an affinity thing: never mind his obvious lack of knowledge, his ludicrous track record, reporters trust and idolize Simpson because he’s their kind of guy.

"And think about what it says about them that their kind of guy is this cantankerous, potty-mouthed individual, who evidently feels not a bit of empathy for those less fortunate."

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