Sunday, October 04, 2009

The View from Below

My masochistic tendencies kicked in enough this morning to get me to tune into a bit of the Sunday talking heads. Or what we used to call the talking heads. Now, they are more like talking backs, as the camera focusses on the host while we are left looking at the backs of the members of the round table panel discussion. The view we get is that of a waiter standing attendance on a table of diners.

This might bother me less if they spent more time talking about interesting things. They did venture briefly into the question of jobs and the stimulus, and E J Dionne even had some relatively intelligent things to say about it, pointing out that the Snowe, Collins, Specter trick of getting aid to the States taken out of the stimulus bill had significantly weakened it.