Quote of the Day

This post today by Ezra Klein about Alan Simpson contains just about the best one-line description of the way a lot establishment D.C. people seem to think that I’ve ever run across:

There’s a widely acknowledged nobility and morality to proposing painful plans that would require lots of sacrifice — though the worst of that sacrifice rarely falls on the kind of people putting together these plans.

Can’t wait until March 1, which we might as well go ahead and designate as Bowles-Simpson Scold’s Christmas.