Friday, April 24, 2009

I Think We Dodged A Bullet There

Another point about this ridiculous Amazon page: don't the terms and phrases in this book sound perilously close to the kind of crap Tom Friedman would make up? Can't you see Mickey, in some alternative universe where he's a rich and famous pundit with a sweet porn-star 'stache of his own, writing things like "We don't need a 'welfare state', we need a 'work ethic state' ..." twice a week for the Times?

"Here in Dubai, eating at McDonald's and staring at a Kinko's, I realized something about teacher's unions ..."

"We don't need 'card check', we need a gut check."

Wow. Maybe this *is* the best of all possible worlds ...