The Corner

“No Laughing Matter”

That’s the ironic title of Tom Friedman’s column today, because I thought this was hilarious:

Think how much better off McCain would be today had he nominated Michael Bloomberg as his vice president rather than Sarah Palin.

McCain could have said, “I’m not an expert on markets, but I’ve got one of the best on my team.” Instead of a VP to re-energize America, McCain went for a VP to re-energize the Republican base.

As for his larger love letter to government activism, I’d find it a bit more persuasive if he didn’t already admit that he wishes we could be a totalitarian regime, “just for a day.”