Monday, November 03, 2008

"My First 100 Days Start Today"

Whoever wins tomorrow, I want to hear more than an acceptance speech. I want to hear the President Elect explain that he recognizes the gravity of the problems our country faces, and that he's assembling a team that is going to be working hard over the next two months to put together policy proposals and draft legislation that can be quickly introduced, debated, and enacted after January 20. I want to hear that congressional leaders from both parties will be consulted and kept informed so that nobody can claim surprise and so that, if they wish, their parties can contribute to the effort or prepare their own proposals.

Let's stop G.W.'s slow train wreck, and get things back on track as quickly as possible.

1 comment:

  1. Somebody (was it you?) made a point about pain recently, that you should get the painful stuff done quickly so it's forgotten by the next election cycle. It's one thing when everything's going well, to impose a major dose of pain - but right now, the amount of pain that some sensible policies will inflict in the short term would probably only mean a ratcheting up of about 20% over the pain we're going to suffer anyway. So get it done.