It’s funny to hear Sarah Palin, in Nevada this week, attack Barack Obama for wanting to “redistribute wealth,” as if the deregulated economy isn’t already doing that for a lot of us. She naturally drags out the S word—socialism. It’s painfully funny if you think about the mounds of dough the Bush Administration has served to corporations and wealthy patrons in the form of no-bid contracts and deregulation-driven profits, among other ugly deals. Then again, maybe it’s not socialism if rich people benefit.
Thu, Oct 23, 2008 (midnight)