This is an awesome catch by commenter Michael– apparently the WaPo’s Ruth Marcus had a real problem with the recess appointment of Donald Berwick, calling it cynical and boneheaded and an abuse of power.
Ruth Marcus is married to Jon Liebowitz, who was…. wait for it…. wait for it… a recess appointment to the FTC by George Bush.
This time it is totally different, though.
*** Update ***
Apparently, commenter Michael got all this from Jed Lewison at the Great Orange Satan, and did not attribute it, so apologies to Jed. Michael, you jackass.
*** Update #2 ***
Ruth has updated her piece with a rousing defense that states, as predicted, “this time it is totally different.” Hoocoodanode! Pro-tip: It’s always different when you and yours stand to gain.