A Minor Sunday Morning Pensee
This morning, I listened to Fareed Zakaria (who never sounds hysterical) and Steve Rattner (who doesn't, either).
For the first time in more than a year I have heard an understandable explanation for the much-vaunted and convoluted financial gymnastics of the goppers' Presidential candidate - Willard Mitt Romney.
What I have gathered is that our boy, Mitt, is not so much a bad man as he is an enthusiastic and unscrupulous gatherer of wealth and power.
As Rattner said, "As a private equity guy, I am familiar with many of the things that he did, and I know many people who have done many of the things that he did. I do not know anyone who did EVERYTHING he did." (Emphasis mine.)
And that seems to be the crux of the argument and the mystery of Mitt Romney:
He does everything; he says everything; he takes every side of every issue; he attempts to represent himself as "every man" in the currency of democratic values - and tries to look confident while he throws everything at the wall, hoping something will stick.
I remember as a teenager testing the doneness of spaghetti by doing this. It made one hell of a mess.