Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I don't know, I just don't think Maureen Dowd should be following John McCain's Twitters about the budget. Granted, I know nothing about Twitter and I'm resisting the pull to yet another time sink (sorry Kim!), but I really don't think the list of horrible earmarks were so horrible. Two hundred thousand dollars for tattoo removal to help former gang members actually sounds pretty good to me. Given the economic times, gang membership in big cities is likely to increase, why not help some people make a fresh start? And given how much money AIG requires, two hundred thousand seems like chump change to be stomping around about. Seriously, I'm with Walter Kirn on the Snark issue, but Dowd seems reflexively snarky here, and, frankly, given how serious the times are, unhelpfully so. She's like the sweaty kid in the back of the room shooting spitballs when everyone else is ready to get down to business. It's enough already.