Barack Hussein Obama is not having a good 48 hours.
He utters a disablist gaffe on big time telly, then has Iran shut the door on him in a chiding huff when he proffers a hand of friendship.
But his biggest mistake of the last week is to throw money at the failing car industry.
Nobody’s buying cars. And the automobile manufacturers are not making many electric models, you know, the personal vehicles of choice for the Low Carbon future. So, what are the car companies going to do with the bailout ? Host cocktail parties ?
Five billion dollars. That’s a lot of good money being wasted.
What ? It will protect some jobs ? But what will the workers do if there are no cars to weld together ?
And Michelle cannot make up for this pointless splurge by planting a kitchen garden, really, noble and right though that is, to Dig for Victory.
Seen on Grist in December 2008 :-