David Brooks on John McCain in the NY Times:
The high point of his campaign, so far, has been his energy policy, which is comprehensive and bold, but does not try to turn us into a nation of bicyclists. It does not view America’s energy-intense economy as a sign of sinfulness.
Hm. I’ve seen David Brooks describing Hillary Clinton’s support of a gas-tax holiday as a “stunt” and a “pander” on national TV. Apparently when McCain makes it a part of his own energy policy, it becomes a high point. And God forbid we become a nation of bicyclists — who would support the oil companies then? The Fed and the Treasury Dept. might have to bail them out the way they’re bailing out Wall Street investment firms, banks and mortgage lenders. Privatizing profits and socializing losses is the new American Way.