I am still trying to wrap my brain around the idea that the hottest topic in Washington today is . . . collectible platinum coins. I mean, seriously. And this is not one of those stories where you find out that there are actually smart policy reasons why pundits and legislators are spending hours debating whether the president has the authority to mint a trillion or so worth of platinum coins; if anything, the story is even stupider than it sounds.
Read the whole thing. Megan McArdle promised a rant, and she delivered: “An ADHD day trader with a cocaine habit and six months to live has considerably more long-term planning skills than our current congress” is the sort of thing that I’d imagine she’d say after her third swig of tequila from the bottle, and just before Megan started laying about her with the pool cue. But if I may be a bit of a partisan hack, here? …One of the major reasons that we’re in this mess is because the President has the emotional maturity of a fifteen year old, not to mention daddy issues of a type and pervasiveness not seen since Al Gore Jr. Not that I can stop the Left from thinking that it’s all our fault, of course. If for no other reason than blaming us beats thinking about their current situation…
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 9, 2013