Sunday, March 15, 2009

Is the Obama Administration's honeymoon over?

David Broder says it is.

I disagree.  According to Baker's Law for New Administration Honeymoons, "The honeymoon isn't over until the last good assistant secretary job has been promised." 

That's the moment when all the Washington insiders who've been expecting a call from the White House realize that they aren't going to get one.  At which point, the first half of Louis XIV's aphorism kicks in: "Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate."

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