“As boring to watch as a space walk,” a friend said about Barack Obama’s latest round of media appearances, including the best one Sunday night, on “60 Minutes.” Paul Krugman, whose wisdom I also trust, is worse than bored this morning. He’s filled “with a sense of despair.” Krugman has been feeling that way for some time now. Here’s why. Postscript: 4:38 p.m. — Today’s Dow rally notwithstanding.
PPS: March 25 — Continuing right along, here’s Tuesday night’s prime-time press conference:
Say what you will — that he is the Professor Prez or the Puppy-Dog Prez or the Pragmatic Prez — it’s more than obvious that Obama is a huge reprieve from the Bullshitter-in-Chief whose head was stuck so far up his ass he sounded like the talking asshole with a Texas twang. “… a bubbly, thick stagnant sound, a sound you could smell,” as William Burroughs once wrote in “Naked Lunch.” Listen to Burroughs tell you all about it.