Low Expectations

I’m not a great believer in public opinion polls. I realize it’s important to feel the pulse of the electorate, but that pulse is so erratic at times that it seems a useless effort to take it. Once in a while, though, those polls do reflect accuracy. Take, for instance, a recent one that said 75% of the people don’t like the direction the country is going. That one probably has credibility for the moment.

Considering who’s the engineer on this train, there’s little reason for confidence:

I think the small print on the sign on the door says it all. Meanwhile, the blame game continues:

So the solution is to put together some super committee in the Congress to come up with all the economic wisdom we are lacking, and to put on that committee people who inspire confidence, like . . . John Kerry?

Don’t expect much from this committee.