Who’s Really Responsible For U.S. Debt Downgrade — The GOP is now pretending that they never said default was no big deal. As usual, Your Liberal Media is dutifully reporting the latest GOP talking points as if they were true. Here’s a bunch of Republican pols on the record.
Is Rick Perry a ’sucker,’ or was he just lying? — It seems far likelier, in other words, that Rick Perry didn’t get suckered by this urban legend, but was retelling it to his audience in order to sucker them — to sucker them into supporting his candidacy, to sucker them into thinking that government is always their enemy, and to sucker them into thinking that unfettered, unregulated giant corporations are their friends.
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,600 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: n/a (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Currently reading: The Magician King by Lev Grossman