Saturday, June 13, 2009

Call it turtle soup

So they wheeled out Larry Summers to assure the world that his boss is a "Defender of Free Markets". In the speech, Summers detailed the President's economic goals, including "energy independence." Huh?

Bill Clinton famously parsed the meaning of "is", but he was a registered of serial politician. I thought that Summers was selected to sell the "Obama-hearts-free- markets" message because he is who he is. I guess in much of the beltway-media world, "energy independence" and "free markets" mean whatever you want them to mean. You could call them turtle soup.