The Note last week:
The (stimulus) bill will be judged a political success not simply if it becomes law, but if it’s deemed ‘bi-partisan,’
Despite some public opposition to Congress’s action (see below) the Republican leadership seems to have succeeded in framing the discourse around a moral question: if Congress can do something to prevent a woman’s death, shouldn’t it?[…]
Simply saying that “Congress has no business here” does nothing to get those butterflies out of our collective stomach when we see the image of a smiling, very alive, woman in her hospital bed.[….]
Once again, clearing away the personal part, the Republicans are on the offensive and the Democrats are on the defensive. That’s a Notable fact.
At least we can take pleasure from the fact that the two people who wrote The Note in 2005 have disappeared from our public discourse, right?