Monday, June 13, 2011

The (unfortunate) punch line isn't that 'shovel ready' wasn't indeed 'shovel ready' but that Obama thought there was such a thing

It shows a remarkable disconnect with the real world that he (or anyone else) could have thought that in a NIMBY world of regulation and review and court challenge that any project could be thought of as 'shovel ready'.

And it was because those of us who live and work in the real world knew there was no such thing as 'shovel ready' that Obama's entire stimulus plan was doomed to failure.

After all, once Obama had revealed himself to be that clueless on what was a centerpiece of his plan to revitalize the economy, why would we have had any confidence in anything else he put on the table?