Monday, November 21, 2011

Quote of the day: The vital Constitutional importance of the guest list for Sally Quinn's next party

Here's Charles Pierce on ducking responsible governance by handing tough decisions over to elite insider cliques rather than just doing what the Constitution requires:
[T]he one lesson to be drawn from the debacle that is the SuperCommittee is that it's past time for people to abandon the notion that we can get out of our problems if just the right number of people from Sally Quinn's holiday party list can get together in a room and pretend to like each other. That's what got us the Nixon pardon, the Tower Commission that helped bury Iran-Contra, the reluctance to impeach Ronald Reagan over the latter, and the thumb-sucking over the conviction of lying weasels like Scooter Libby. It's a nice life there in Versailles.

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