Friday, April 04, 2008

Quote of the Day

As the three remaining presidential candidates commemorated the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, Hillary Clinton said she would like to create a cabinet-level position focused exclusively on ending poverty as we know it, someone to whom the president can look every single day and ask, "What have you done to end poverty in America?"
Yeeeeeah. I'm not even sure what to say about that. If she has anyone less than God in mind, she's probably wasting her time and our money. And even God has a pretty poor track record on this score, as far as I can tell.


dmarks said...

I would not be surprised if the announcement of a "poverty czar" came around the same time as Presdident Hillary announcing tax increases to further damage the economy (which increases poverty).

Eric said...

Yes, the brilliant solution to any problem, no matter how big or small: create a cabinet position for it. Better yet, a vast new government agency.

dmarks said...

I remember when someone, I think it was George H. W. Bush, appointed (or was asked to appoint) someone to deal with Russia issues. The term used was "Russia czar".