Over at Vox Baby, Andrew Samwick really seems to be hitting on all cylinders these days. Take a look at his latest on the federal budget aspects of the Bush State of the Union Address.
I grew up in New York City, worked as an intern at City Hall for John Lindsay, and later joined his campaign in Florida. So as I read the ABC News blog last night quoting former Mayor Ed Koch talking about Rudy Giuliani's impending exist from the Republican presidential race and saying that being the CEO of NYC is a political dead end, it brought back memories of my father telling me the same thing when I was about 11 and I indicated I wanted to be mayor.
Here's my column from the January 29, 2008 edition of Roll Call.
Stimulus Is Get Out
Of Jail Free Card for
White House, Congress
This has nothing to do with Washington, Wall Street, but it could explain a great deal about the economy.
I need to replace my garage door and automatic opener and am having an incredibly difficult time doing it.
Here's the back story. My current door and opener are about 20 years old. The BTW and I have tried to maintain it and have done some repairs and standard maintenance to it. But it's not hard to tell from the noises and increasingly frequent generator failures that it's time for a replacement.
I have a framed copy of the cover from October 7, 1991 National Review on the wall of my office. The cover is a cartoon version of a film noir movie that stars former OMB Director Dick Darman looking like a Sam Spade-like private detective. The headline, that is, the title of the movie, says "Dead Wrong Again."
In many ways, that cover says much about how Darman, who died last week, will be remembered.