Tuesday, January 20, 2009

mountains and mole hills

Dan Fitzgerald confuses the relative size of two figurative mountains in this morning's C-J...

First, becoming President is a staggeringly immense difficult task-- and especially noteworthy and historical because Obama is bi-racial.

I assume that Fitzgerald is quite aware of that. So, the error is more likely in the size of the second mountain-- assuming this is a major recession (compared, for example, to the early 1980s) and/or that Obama can do much about "the recession".

Or perhaps Fitzgerald has mislabeled the mountain and should have identified it as "the financial crisis". (This would be similar to blaming the destruction of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina rather than the Flood stemming from the govt's poorly-constructed levies.)


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