The Corner

Dude, Where’s My Jobs Created or Saved?

Bad day for Recovery.gov. First, Earl Devaney, the chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, had to inform Rep. Darrell Issa that “the board can’t vouch for the numbers submitted by recipients of stimulus funding.”

Now, Ed Pound, director of communications for Recovery.gov, has stepped in it too. When asked to explain the phenomenon of stimulus-related job creation in non-existent congressional districts, Pound told the New Orleans Times-Picayune, “who knows, man, who really knows.”

Totally. In what sense are congressional districts “real,” anyway, you know? It kind of blows your mind, if you think about it.