John McCain knows what’s wrong with the economy

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It’s the planetariums, stupid.

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  1. Jill

    Those Democrats and their damn science.

  2. Harry

    Well, there’s that, too, but I was mainly struck by how politically tone-deaf it seemed to be.

    Claiming you’re going to sort out government finances by cracking down on earmarks doesn’t make much economic sense at the best of times — it’s too small a part of the federal budget — but I can see that it could be politically effective.

    But when the government has just passed a seven hundred thousand million dollar bank bailout, is there anyone who’s going to hear McCain muttering about some two-bit planetarium somewhere and not think: what the fuck are you talking about? What planet are you on? Have you not seen the news recently?

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