On the Opinion Page: April 30, 2008
In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times.
Thomas Friedman/Dumb as We Wanna Be
The Short Version: We need higher gas taxes and more $$$$ devoted to clean-energy R&D!
In his words: “At a time when we should be throwing everything into clean power innovation, we are squabbling over pennies.”
Score: A (Applause)
We completely agree with this column. Hillary Clinton should be embarrassed for pledging to cut gas taxes. (Which is not to say we hate her or anything!) We support gas credits/relief for the working poor, but the average American should be paying a lot more for gas (and big cars!).
Maureen Dowd/Praying and Preying
The Short Version: Reverend Wright is a big test for Obama.
In her words: “Obama’s anger, an unused muscle, had to be stoked by his advisers, who pressed him with drooping poll numbers and the video of Wright at the National Press Club. ”
The Score: B- (Babble)
We understand that Dowd likes Obama — hey! we like him too — but we’re not sure she’s adding much with her mytho/psychoanalysis of Obama versus Reverend Wright. Is it us, or does this story seems to be getting kind of old, anyway?
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Tags: Barack Obama, Clean Energy, Gax Taxes, Hillary Clinton, Maureen Dowd, Reverend Wright, Thomas Friedman