Some perspective on the recent Obama scandals, from Paul Krugman:
I picked a good week to be away — and I am still away, mostly, although playing a bit of hooky on the notebook right now. For it has been the week of OBAMA SCANDALS, nonstop.
Except it seems that there weren’t actually any scandals, just the usual confusion and low-level mistakes that happen all the time, in any administration.
Does the evaporation of the scandals matter? I don’t know. Unfortunately, I remember the early Clinton years, when ridiculous stuff — restructuring at the White House travel office, for God’s sake, and a money-losing land deal — led to years of front-page headlines, endless investigations,and nothing at all in the form of proven Clinton wrongdoing. If the press decide that scandals are going to be the topic, the absence of actual scandals may not matter.
Oh, and the ongoing disaster of economic policy? Boooring.
Which political party is touting non-existent scandals, and which one is doing nothing to address economic issues. Appears to be the same party.
- Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Why the Public Should Yawn Over Alleged Obama Scandals (huffingtonpost.com)