Sunday, May 27, 2007
Shrum and Dumber - Matthew Yglesias: "...Kennedy lost, of course, but kept his seat in the Senate. Carter, meanwhile, was shown the door by the voters in November, no doubt weakened in part by the need to fend off Kennedy’s vigorous intraparty challenge. The resulting Reagan administration was a disaster for the poor and working-class Americans on whose behalf Shrum thinks of himself as toiling, but something of a boon for Shrum himself. With Carter in the White House he was, at best, a nobody who’d alienated the most important Democrats in town. With Carter gone, he was a speechwriter for the most famous Democrat in Congress—and by most accounts a good one..."