- The Washington Times - Friday, January 9, 2009


I’m sure I’m not the only one who, while reading Donna Brazile’s “Patience required” Commentary column of Dec. 29, immediately thought of P.T. Barnum’s admonition that there is a sucker born every day. I only hope her fantasy comes true.

Miss Brazile lays out four key policy areas, starting with her “nine-headed Hydra monster” of gas prices (Democrats oppose drilling our own oil), energy prices (see oil), mortgages (thanks, Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd), housing (see mortgages), the stock market, Wall Street, banking, insurance and credit problems (nothing a few new taxes can’t heal).

No. 2: Help Mr. Obama withdraw our troops from Iraq responsibly and safely (a policy President Bush had from the beginning that is on a timeline to be accomplished).

No. 3: Bring about significant health care improvements. (Democrats killed any effort to reform Medicare/Medicaid, which has to be the starting point of any reform and improvement.)

Finally, No. 4: Propose energy and environmental policies that directly address our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and contributions to global warming. (No drilling, no nuclear, no no no; that will work for sure.)

Her call for patience is a lot like “The check is in the mail”; you can only hope a stamp is on the envelope.



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